KDnuggets™ News 14:n23, Sep 3

Features | Software | News | Opinions | Interviews | Reports | Webcasts | Courses | Meetings | Jobs | Academic | Publications | Tweets | Quote



  • Ontotext text mining, semantic search, and graph database - Sep 2, 2014.
    Ontotext blends text mining, semantic annotation and semantic search with a graph database that infers new meaning at scale, helping organizations find meaning in large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
  • Scorto Plug and Score Modeler - for easy scorecard development - Aug 30, 2014.
    New version of Plug&Score Modeler is an easy-to-use credit scorecard development software designed for credit risk professionals in banks and other financial institutions.
  • Dataiku Data Science Studio - Aug 26, 2014.
    Data Science Studio (DSS) from Dataiku is a complete Data Science software tool for developers and analysts, which significantly shortens the time-consuming load-clean-train-test-deploy cycles of building predictive applications. A community edition and a free trial available.
  • Deep Learning - important resources for learning and understanding - Aug 21, 2014.
    New and fundamental resources for learning about Deep Learning - the hottest machine learning method, which is approaching human performance level.



  • Age homophily for predicting age of mobile phone customers - Sep 2, 2014.
    Homophily (a tendency of people to associate with others like them) is ubiquitous in real world and in social networks. We show the existence of age homophily in a mobile phone communication network and exploit it to predict the age group for all users in the network.



Webcasts and Webinars


  • Online Master of Science in Data Science - Sep 2, 2014.
    Lewis University online MS in Data Science program offers two concentrations: Data Science for Computer Scientists and Data Science for Life Scientists.


  • Sep 2014 - Mar 2015 Meetings in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science - Sep 3, 2014.
    Coming soon: PAW Gov, ECML/PKDD, BayesiaLab UC, Big Data Innovation Summit, PAW Boston, PAW Healthcare, RecSys, Strata + Hadoop NYC, Analytics 2014, BigData TechCon, Data Analytics Week, Text Analytics Summit West,and many more.
  • BayesiaLab User Conference, Sep 16-24, UCLA - Sep 2, 2014.
    Research practitioners from leading organizations will gather at UCLA for the only event dedicated to applied research and analytics with Bayesian networks and BayesiaLab. Pre-conference program includes courses on BayesiaLab and Causal Inference with Graphical Models.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World London, October - Sep 2, 2014.
    See Dr. John Elder in London at the leading Predictive Analytics conference, and get KDnuggets Discount - 15% off full conference passes to Predictive Analytics World London.
  • ACM Data Science Camp, San Jose, Oct 25 - Aug 31, 2014.
    ACM Data Mining Camps, held since 2009, are renamed this year to Data Science Camp to be more inclusive of Big Data & Data Science. Propose or organize sessions and attend this great meeting.
  • Leeds Business Analytics Conference, Sep 18-19, CU Boulder - Aug 24, 2014.
    Top names in business analytics come to the Leeds Analytics conference at CU Boulder, creating a unique opportunity to learn practical applications of analytics today and to network with key analytics professionals.
  • PAW: Don't Miss Predictive Analytics World for Healthcare - Aug 21, 2014.
    PAW Healthcare gathers industry leaders who share case studies and knowledge about predictive analytics making significant impacts in the healthcare industry - KDnuggets readers get a special discount.


Academic and Research positions


  • White paper: Making the business case for text analytics - Aug 29, 2014.
    Download a free white paper which focuses on the business benefits (and challenges!) of text analytics from the perspectives of 4 experts from slated to speak at the 13th Annual Text Analytics Summit West, Nov 4-5 in San Francisco.
  • Best Text Analytics Summit Presentations - Aug 26, 2014.
    Before this year's Text Analytics Summit West, read the previous year's summit's best received presentations and learn about leveraging text analytics for business gain.
  • DataReview interview with me on KDnuggets, Data Mining, and Data Science - Aug 20, 2014.
    I have recently given an interview to DataReview, an Ukrainian site, where we talked about KDnuggets origins, history of Data Mining, interesting problems I worked on, and typical problems faced by young data scientists.

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 29-31 - Sep 1, 2014.
    Data Analytics vs Predictive Modeling vs Data Mining vs Big Data;
    100 most popular machine learning talks at videolectures;
    Intro to parallel iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop YARN;
    Jeremy Howard answers why he left Kaggle and what are his plans now.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 27-28: Worst Venn Diagram ever? KDD-2014 - Aug 29, 2014.
    Worst Venn Diagram ever?
    New Microsoft Azure SQL Database service tiers with reduced pricing;
    KDD-2014 - The Biggest, Best, and Booming Data Science Meeting;
    NYTimes on KDD-2014: Looking to the Future of Data Science.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 25-26 - Aug 27, 2014.
    KDD-2014 organizers, including Gregory, take Ice Bucket challenge;
    Most important APIs every Data Scientist should know;
    Best Text Analytics Summit Presentations;
    Artificial Dataset Generation for Machine Learning.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 22-24 - Aug 25, 2014.
    A Day in the Life of a Functional Data Scientist;
    How to keep yourself up to data on Data Science, Data Mining;
    Automatic Storytelling: How to Build Your Very Own Data Scientist;
    Four main languages for Analytics, Data Mining, Data.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 20-21: Deep Learning book and more; Sibyl - Aug 22, 2014.
    Deep Learning book draft - read and help improve it;
    Deep Learning - important resources for learning and understanding;
    Sibyl: Google's system for Large Scale Machine Learning;
    Excellent Intro to Deep Learning.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 18-19 - Aug 20, 2014.
    Big Data moves to "Trough of Disillusionment" in Gartner Hype Cycle;
    Four main languages for Analytics, Data Mining;
    Statistics.com Online Courses and Certificate Programs in Data Science;
    Exploring Hotel Review Data from Trip Advisor with R.


With better crime prediction, crime rate can be cut in half, keeping the same number of people in jail, Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard), keynote talk at KDD-2014.