Analytics
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When Is ‘Big Data’ Too Big for Analytics?

TimManns - November 28, 2011

Apologies for the lack of recent posts.  I've been *very* busy on many Data Mining Analytics projects in my role as a Data Mining Consultant for SAS. …

Data Mining
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Not your typical financial risk model: A detailed data analysis example

TimManns - October 29, 2010

I’ve not done a lot of analysis in the finance industry, and my Google searches didn’t yield helpful insights for similar data mining. I just finished a…

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Breaches of data confidentiality can be costly

TimManns - March 11, 2010

In a previous post last year I mentioned a particularly nasty and blatant breach of confidentiality regarding fixed line telephony data. The update is that Optus recently…

Predictive Analytics
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Predictive Analytics World (PAW) was a great event

TimManns - January 4, 2010

I found this year’s PAW in Washington a great success. Although I was only able to attend for one day (the day I presented), the handful of…

Data Mining
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When sharing isn’t a good idea

TimManns - November 24, 2009

Ensemble models seem to be all the buzz at the moment. The NetFlix prize was won by a conglomerate of various models and approaches that each excelled…

Data Mining
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Building Neural Networks on Unbalanced Data (using Clementine)

TimManns - November 1, 2009

I got a ton of ideas whilst attending the Teradata Partners conference and also Predictive Analytics World. I think my presentations went down well (well, I got good…

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See you at PAW (Predictive Analytics World) and Teradata Partners

TimManns - October 13, 2009

Next week I'll be in Washington DC for Teradata Partners and also Predictive Analytics World. I'm presenting how leveraging the social interactions of the Optus mobile/cellphone customer base…

Data Mining
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I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…

TimManns - September 14, 2009

Analysts don't usually quote predictive model performance. Data Mining within each industry is different, and even within the telecommunications industry definitions of churn are inconsistent. This often…

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Books on my desk…

TimManns - July 27, 2009

Over the years I have purchased a few data mining, machine learning, and even statistics books. I'll confess that I haven't read every book page by page,…

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See you at the US Teradata User Conference 2009

TimManns - June 16, 2009

Quick post because I'm swamped with work...Last year, at the Asia Teradata User Group in Beijing, I presented some generic data mining that was being performed at…