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January 2019 Blog Posts (95)

Your Guide to Natural Language Processing (NLP)

How machines process and understand human language

Everything we express (either verbally or in written) carries huge amounts of information. The topic we choose, our tone, our selection of words, everything adds some type of information that can be interpreted and value extracted from it. In theory, we can understand and even predict human behaviour using that information.…


Added by Diego Lopez Yse on January 18, 2019 at 3:46am — 1 Comment

The #10yearschallenge: What are the #datascience opportunities?

Massive unstructured and semi-structured data, in the form of images and texts, are being shared on #socialmedia platforms at unprecedented rates in the last few days?

Potential questions that should be on the minds of AI or #machinelearning initiates are: what research opportunities can be unlocked from these data?; what commercial or business values are derivable from committing to creating #AI - centric products and services from these opportunities? Aren't there beneficial…


Added by Michael Akinwumi on January 17, 2019 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Supervised vs Unsupervised Learning...Whats the Big Deal?

Leveraging the abbreviation "vs" in and of itself begins to stir the insides of the ever-faithful, "until death do we part" neural network enthusiasts because, lets face it, they are riding a wave that is driving the stock prices in both the private commercial and public commercials sectors. Most of the applications talked about today which leverage the all-too-mysterious but oh-so-exciting "AI" or "Artificial Intelligence" are implementing supervised learning approaches to solve their…


Added by Grant T on January 17, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Thursday News: Math of Deep Learning, Python, DataViz, R, NLP, AI in Healthcare, Books

Here is our list of featured articles and technical contributions posted since Monday.



Added by Vincent Granville on January 17, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

3 Ways How AI Will Augment the Human Workforce

The question in the AI market is no longer about whether AI can affect the workplace and the human workforce. Instead, the raging curiosity in the market revolves…


Added by Ronald van Loon on January 17, 2019 at 1:06am — No Comments

Five Latest Machine Learning eBooks

Working with real data means that you need to get real insight for your business; don't let the essential information slip out of your grasp - the world of machine learning awaits you!

Here is a list of Packt’s latest Machine Learning eBooks to help you stay updated with the technology.…


Added by Packt Publishing on January 16, 2019 at 11:33pm — No Comments

900 Most Popular DS & ML Articles in 2018

Not all these contributions were from 2018, but the few selected below were among the most visited in 2018. Some were heavily featured, so it does not mean that they represent the average DSC interest. A bigger list featuring 900+ most popular articles can be found here. I am still working on categorizing them, and may hire an intern to work on this project, using…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 16, 2019 at 2:51pm — No Comments

IBM i2 is Big Data

IBM, the 92nd in the Top 100 in the Fortune Global 500 list in 2018, according to the own Fortune Magazine websites,, and IBM, as we know, means International Business Machines, a company that started in 1911 (, has come up with a piece of software that is being tagged by some experts in Information…


Added by Marcia Ricci Pinheiro on January 16, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Tableau in 10 Minutes: Step-by-Step Guide

Tableau is an innovative system of business intelligence enterprise-class, which can be used in both conventional and complex investigations: from visualization of questions and answers to complex data analysis (trends, correlations, and statistics). The convenience of the system is that it recognizes the data in any format,…


Added by Igor Bobriakov on January 16, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Exploit the Economics of Artificial Intelligence with Design Thinking and Data Science

In my most recent blog “Design Thinking Humanizes Data Science”, I discussed how Design Thinking and Data Science complement each other.  They are not just two sides of the same coin, but the same side of the same coin in their objectives to “diverge before converging” in driving business stakeholder collaboration with respect to identifying, brainstorming and…


Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 15, 2019 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found

This article was written by Kevin Hartnett.

The nearest neighbor problem asks where a new point fits into an existing data set. A few researchers set out to prove that there was no universal way to solve it. Instead, they found such a way.…


Added by Andrea Manero-Bastin on January 15, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

How I used NLP (Spacy) to screen Data Science Resumes

Resume making is very tricky. A candidate has many dilemmas,

  • whether to state a project at length or just mention the bare minimum
  • whether to mention many skills or just mention his/her core competency skill…

Added by Venkat Raman on January 15, 2019 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Pancake: A Python package for model stacking

In a previous post, I have provided a discussion of model stacking, a popular approach in data science competitions for boosting predictive performance. Since then, the post has attracted some attention, so I have decided to put together a Python package which provides a simple API to stack models with minimal effort.

In this post, I will present the …


Added by Burak Himmetoglu on January 14, 2019 at 10:42pm — No Comments

The Mathematics of Data Science: Understanding the foundations of Deep Learning through Linear Regression


Note: This is a long post, but I kept it as a single post to maintain continuity of the thought flow

In this longish post, I have tried to explain Deep Learning starting from familiar ideas like machine learning. This approach forms a part of my forthcoming book. You can connect with me on Linkedin to know more about the book. I have used this approach in my teaching. It is based on ‘learning by…


Added by ajit jaokar on January 14, 2019 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

19 Controversial Articles about Data Science

You will find here an unusual perspective and opinions about data science. These articles may resonate well with senior data scientists and decision makers who manage the data science budget in their companies, but not so well with junior data scientists (assuming it is possible to be both junior and data scientist.) Professionals in fields such as operations research, physics, engineering, FinTech, econometrics, biostatistics might find this content refreshing, even if they don't call…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 14, 2019 at 11:59am — No Comments

Demystifying the Term Actionable Insights in Analytics

Demystifying the Term Actionable Insights in Analytics 

Prashanth H Southekal and Matthew Joyce

These days, the term Actionable Insights has become one of the most common terms used in Analytics projects. It has been used so much that it has almost lost its relevance and meaning today. So, what exactly is Actionable Insights and how can you…


Added by Prashanth Southekal, PhD on January 14, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Journey to the Center of the DrugBank XML Database - part 1


In this tutorial, we shall take a journey together to explore the structure of the DrugBank database. We will observe how the drugs information is structured within DrugBank’s XML database and see how this information can be retrieved using R. Our main purpose here is parsing the database from its containing XML file. Let us…


Added by Mohammed Ali on January 14, 2019 at 9:31am — No Comments

The AI/ML Opportunity Landscape in Healthcare. Do It Right or It Will be More of a Mine Field.

Summary:  Despite hundreds of projects and thousands of data scientists devoted to bringing AI/ML to healthcare, adoption remains low and slow.  A good portion of this problem is our own fault for failing to see the processes being disrupted through the eyes of the physician users.  Here we lay out the healthcare opportunity landscape but for data scientists following classical disruption strategies, it may be more of a minefield.  Part 2 of…


Added by William Vorhies on January 14, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tutorial: Measuring Holiday Spirit with Pivot Billions and R

Combining Pivot Billions with R to dive into whether the holiday spirit inspires bigger tips and which parts of New York experience this effect the most.…


Added by Benjamin Waxer on January 14, 2019 at 7:04am — No Comments

22 Great Articles About Neural Networks

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, Hadoop, decision trees, ensembles, correlation, outliers, regression, Python, R, Tensorflow, SVM, data reduction, feature selection, experimental design, time series, cross-validation, model fitting,…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 13, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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