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Why Does Latent Semantic Analysis Work?

Daniel Tunkelang - November 1, 2008

Warning to regular readers: this post is a bit more theoretical than average for this blog. Peter Turney has a nice post today about “SVD, Variance, and…

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All the News that’s Fit to Text Mine

Daniel Tunkelang - October 31, 2008

My friend Evan Sandhaus at the New York Times Company told me the other day that the paper of record would be releasing a large collection of…

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Is the Information Retrieval Community Making Progress?

Daniel Tunkelang - October 31, 2008

Join the discussion over at Probably Irrelevant. (more…)

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“We had the data, but we didn’t have the information.”

Daniel Tunkelang - October 28, 2008

Business intelligence analyst Boris Evelson wrote a nice post on the Forrester Blog entitled ”… we had the data, but we didn’t have the information…“. It’s a good…

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Can Computers Help Humans Communicate?

Daniel Tunkelang - October 27, 2008

Just say this piece in the New York Times: “You May Soon Know if You’re Hogging the Discussion“. A quick excerpt: The inventor of this technology is…

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NRC Report: Data Mining won’t find the Terrorists

Daniel Tunkelang - October 13, 2008

According to Declan McCullagh, a just-released U.S. National Research Council report entitled Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Assessment concludes that automated…