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A data science approach to studying the whale language

Modern audio sensors enables the recording of many hours communication between whales. But with thousands of hours being recorded, it is very difficult to analyze these data, profile it, and turn it into discoveries. That’s when data science comes to our aid.One approach is to apply supervised machine learning to classify the sounds and identify the whale or species by their voice. Such an experiment can demonstrate that whale sounds can be analyzed automatically, but it does not provide any…See More
Jul 10
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A data science approach to studying the whale language

Modern audio sensors enables the recording of many hours communication between whales. But with thousands of hours being recorded, it is very difficult to analyze these data, profile it, and turn it into discoveries. That’s when data science comes to our aid.One approach is to apply supervised machine learning to classify the sounds and identify the whale or species by their voice. Such an experiment can demonstrate that whale sounds can be analyzed automatically, but it does not provide any…See More
Jul 10
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Seng Chu commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"Just adding onto Anderson's response here. Currently, the job title "Data Scientist" is an umbrella term. In some cities, you can have the job title "Data Scientist" with zero knowledge in machine learning. A lot of…"
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Anderson L Amaral commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"I had already seen even companies that expected Data Scientists not only to code in Python / R the model, but also do parse data, deploy it and reproduce it in languages suchs Java/ Scala.  It was sold to many companies that Data Scientists…"
Feb 15
Eric A. King commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"I run an AI / machine learning / predictive analytics training organization -- and have found that data scientists have given up formal events that tell a story and paint a picture for on-demand recorded lectures. Industry surveys show that…"
Feb 15
Suresh Babu commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"We are talking about training data scientists (difficult/not difficult) not the starting points.  Also the term data science presumes some versatility in moving between the fields of computing and statistical learning.  That is,…"
Feb 14
Dr S Kotrappa commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"I am also on similar confusion , many authors discusses  Data science ecosystem  in their own perspective like Computer Science/Software Engineering, Statistics, Probability and Mathematics , Programming (OSS-Python/R/Perl/Java/C++,…"
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Lior Shamir commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"Thank you Rebecca! I can’t agree with you more. What is done in the classrooms is ridiculously different than what real-world data science is. I work with part-time graduate students who also have jobs, and in that case they bring their data…"
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Lior Shamir commented on Lior Shamir's blog post Why is it so hard to train data scientists?
"Thank you Suresh for the comment. You state that "It's the expectation that one has to be a great statistician as well as a true computing genius that leads to this issue.  Very few are both." That is exactly the problem - the…"
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A data science approach to studying the whale language

Posted on July 8, 2018 at 5:57pm 0 Comments

Modern audio sensors enables the recording of many hours communication between whales. But with thousands of hours being recorded, it is very difficult to analyze these data, profile it, and turn it into discoveries. That’s when data science comes to our aid.

One approach is to apply supervised machine learning to classify the sounds and identify the whale or species by their voice. Such an experiment can demonstrate that whale sounds can be analyzed automatically, but it does…

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Why is it so hard to train data scientists?

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 4:30pm 9 Comments

Some time ago I met a colleague who expressed her disappointment from two data scientists that she hired. These were the first employees with a data science degree hired by that company, and apparently did not meet the high expectations. She felt that in some cases the data scientists did not do work she could not do without them, and in other cases did not provide very useful insights.

 

I do not have specific information about the training and background of these two data…

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A quick start to automatic audio data analysis

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

In addition to the common use of speech-to-text algorithms, analysis of audio data can provide important knowledge. From sounds made by mechanical devices that pre-cursor an approaching failure to monitoring the dynamics of a crowd of people, audio data can provide important insights.

 

Fortunately, when using existing building blocks, automatic analysis of audio data is not a complicated task. One effective approach is using an audio feature extraction library, followed by…

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Is data science an academic discipline?

Posted on December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm 4 Comments

In the recent years academia has been making efforts to adjust to the growing demand for data science and data scientists. These include academic journals dedicated to data science and big data, as well as scientific meetings and conferences. But despite these signs of interest in data science, it is still difficult to consider data science as an academic discipline.

 

Many universities have recently started to offer academic degrees in data science, and data science programs…

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