Predictive Analytics and Information Retrieval (IR) – how do they differ?
Tilmann Bruckhaus answers:
Multi-database, open-ended research
Prediction, classification and scoring
Scope of Results
Type of Results
Entire Documents from various sources, such as internal databases, document collections, and Google results.
A single value, such as a risk percentage (e.g., "42%"), classification ("red", "blue", "green"), or predicted value. (e.g., "54.2")
Connect to source databases, then perform any desired query.
Develop a custom model for each task.
Research background info on a given technical issue.
Pinpoint high-risk situations among hundreds or even millions of known cases.
Sophisticated indexing of source documents.
Discover complex patterns in high-dimensional spaces.
How are results found?
Matching against a user-supplied ad-hoc query.
Matching against mathematical patterns that were learned during a training phase.
Flexibility - handle any ad-hoc query on the fly.
Automation - provide answers without user intervention..