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KDnuggetsTM News 06:n23, Dec 5, 2006

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  1. Inaugural KDD Webcast on Web Content Mining - recording, Q&A
  2. Poll Results: Google Analytics is the top Web Analytics Tool
  3. New Poll: How soon you plan to upgrade to Microsoft Vista?
  4. New sigKDD website: www.KDD.org
  5. Highlights from Data Mining Blogs
  6. Top items from KDnuggets News 06:n22, Nov 21
  7. Measuring Advertising Effectiveness - Catalog Mining Challenge
  1. KXEN Web Seminar: Strategic and operational decision making with Exploratory Modeling
  2. Oracle Data Mining Consultants Partnership Program, Feb 7-8, 2007 in Burlington, MA
  1. Northern NJ, NY: Creative Business Analyst (Retail/CPG and other industries) at 1010data
  2. San Jose, CA: Financial Products Risk Manager at Paypal
  3. San Francisco, CA: Statistician at Meta Interfaces
  4. Austin, TX: Optimization Software Engineer at Zilliant
  1. When is a data-mining tool something a whole lot more interesting?
  2. Visualizing World Population Changes
  1. NCDM Wins SC 06 Bandwidth Challenge and Establishes
  2. TEMIS Powers Thomson Scientific ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) indexing
  3. Top Danish Travel Insurance Firm Selects SPSS Predictive Analytics to Improve Claims Process
  4. EFF Fights Huge Data-Mining Program Set for Rollout on U.S. Borders
  5. Oracle data mining, not only good but affordable too!
  6. Plumbing the data: Leaders share ideas
  7. WebTrends Acquires ClickShift, ad optimization firm
  8. National Center for State Courts Using SPSS to Analyze Data on U.S. State Courts
  1. PAKDD'07 Workshops, due Jan 5, 2007
    Special Issue on Social Search, due Mar 15, 2007
    Special Issue on Scientific Data Mining, due Mar 31, 2007
    TKDD Spec. Issue on Bioinformatics, due Apr 29, 2007
Over 48.7% of all statistics are useless.



The quote in KDnuggets News 06:n22, www.kdnuggets.com/news/2006/n22/index.html#quote

People commonly use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post -- for support rather than illumination

was attributed to Mark Twain but most likely came from another source

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts-for support rather than illumination."

Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish author. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).

Thanks to John Hinchman for the correction.

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