Data Mining
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Data mining competition: HIV progression

StephenBaker1 - July 8, 2010

Kaggle, a data-prediction company, is inviting numerati the world over to mine a small set of data and predict patterns…

Data Mining
634 views

Netflix zip-code data: How about political overlay?

StephenBaker1 - January 12, 2010

I've been enjoying exploring this New York Times chart on Netflix rentals, zip code by zip code. The top rental…

Data Mining
561 views

San Diego Forum on Analytics — review

DeanAbbott - November 12, 2009

I just got back from the half-day Forum on Analytics in San Diego, and included a keynote by Wayne Peacock…

Data Mining
552 views

The Promise and Perils of Text Analytics — Privacy

GaryCokins - October 27, 2009

Text analytics may be the next wave of computer analysis. In contrast to quantitative analytics, text analytics broadens mining raw…

Business Intelligence
427 views

Analytics Ascendant, Part 2: The Limits of Predictive Modeling

DavidBakken - August 8, 2009

In my last post on predictive modeling (4 August 2009) I used the recent announcement that the Netflix Prize appears…

Predictive Analytics
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Analytics Ascendant: Will Predictive Modeling Replace All Other Ways of “Knowing” Customers?

DavidBakken - August 6, 2009

Steve Lohr reported in The New York Times on July 28 that two teams appear to have tied for the…

Data Mining
499 views

Mathematics Invades the Marketing Kingdom

PaulBarsch1 - June 30, 2009

Think marketing doesn’t have much to do with mathematics? Mathematics  is giving some companies a competitive edge in better understanding…

Business Intelligence
519 views

The Netflix Prize: Customer Intelligence for Hire

JillDyche - February 21, 2009

Movie rental by mail (and now by streaming video) company Netflix has been celebrated for its disruptive business model. Woe…