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Understanding and Analyzing the Hidden Structures of a Unstructured Data Set

August 28, 2014 by Kunal Jain

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The key to using unstructured data set is to identify the hidden structures in the data set. This enables us to convert it to a structured and more usable format.In this article we will talk in more details to understand the data structure and clean unstructured text to make it usable for the modelling exercise.[read more]


7 Key Terms for Negotiating Your Cloud Contract

February 28, 2013 by Tom Caper

Although cloud computing may be all about digitization and virtualization of your business data, the contract negotiation required for establishing a working relationship between two parties is still a completely human-based process. Here are 7 key terms to consider.[read more]

Social Data on Chinese Microblogs and the Oscars

February 28, 2013 by Ken Hu

The annual Oscar awards dominated social media this year, especially in the US. But we wanted to know what people on Chinese social media sites had to say about it. We punched in the keyword “Oscars” (奥斯卡) and let our social media monitoring software do its thing.[read more]

Mind Maps of #textanalytics

February 21, 2013 by cristian mesiano

My project has the aim to gather, provide and represent knowledge in a different way. Through the API provided by Twitter, I downloaded the last 200 tweets containing the hashtag #textanalytics. I processed the tweets and here are the results.[read more]

Personal Data Mining: Solving a Mystery

February 19, 2013 by Themos Kalafatis

If people had the ability to collect data on a daily basis (see Quantified Self) and then analyze them on a massive scale, several unknown patterns that call for closer investigation could emerge. I used a smartphone to capture data about my health, and then used analytics to process that data.[read more]

Big Data for Personal Use Is More Popular Than Ever

February 13, 2013 by kathryn kelly

Mobile apps are quickly becoming an integral part of overall health care. Users become aware of their health and recognize bad habits through logging daily activities into the health apps, allowing them to reflect on their routines and take a proactive role towards a healthier, fuller life.[read more]

O Knowledge Graph, Where Art Thou?

February 12, 2013 by Matthew Hurst

The web search community, in recent months and years, has heard quite a bit about the 'knowledge graph.' The basic concept is reasonably straightforward: instead of a graph of pages, we propose a graph of knowledge where the nodes are atoms of information of some form and the links are relationships between those statements.[read more]

Using Geographic Data

February 11, 2013 by Dean Abbott

Most organizations collect and maintain some type of geographic data, yet many ignore this data during analysis. Any business has some record of customer addresses, for instance, but this data is usually formatted awkwardly. But geographic data can be very predictive.[read more]

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer on Data Portabilty

February 11, 2013 by MIKE20 Governance Association

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in late January in Davos, Switzerland, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer spoke about the benefits of data portability. In Mayer’s view, users should “own” their data and be able to easily export/remove it from one application or service and import it into another. Is she right? Whose data is it, anyway?[read more]

Analytics: Not About Saving Time

July 20, 2012 by Neil Raden

There are many problems begging to be addressed with extremely fast response times, but my suspicion is that these are new solutions that couldn’t be done before. Hence, the time-saving pitch for existing analytics seems a little shallow.[read more]

Why Nobody Is Actually Analyzing Unstructured Data

March 10, 2012 by Bill Franks

Unstructured data has been a very popular topic lately since so many big data sources are unstructured. However, an important nuance is often missed – the fact is that virtually no analytics directly analyze unstructured data. Unstructured data may be an input to an analytic process, but when it comes time to do any actual analysis...[read more]


Unlocking the Potential of ‘Big Data' in the Market Research industry

February 27, 2012 by Orlaith Finnegan

Companies who wish to unlock the potential of ‘big data’ are eyeing up opportunities in areas such as Market Research, where the insights that come from being able to analyze big data sets are delivering huge rewards.[read more]

The Royal Wedding

May 5, 2011 by Teradata AusNZ

The Royal Wedding was a huge hit at my house, which was a little surprising given that I am married to a Chinese American and I am a republican rather than a royalist. But having two little girls who are interested in princesses, I found myself watching along with the billions of others. Talking about that dress, the flower girls, and...[read more]


How HP finds Sweet Spot customers in its data trove

November 11, 2010 by Stephen Baker

HP's Customer Intelligence VP Prasanna Dhore discusses how the world's biggest computer company sifts through unstructured data to find potential buyers and trouble-shoot its products.[read more]

SAS and Socialytics

May 17, 2010 by Michael Fauscette

SAS, a leader in business analytics, recently launched a new offering targeted around gaining business insight into the social web. Socialytics (which I explain in more detail here), is gaining momentum with several new or enhanced offerings available recently. I'm also getting a lot of questions from clients on the topic as they start...[read more]