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March 2020 Blog Posts (88)

Relevancy Modeling with Symbolic AI

At time of crisis, everyone is scrambling for the latest news for signals of changes and make decisions to mitigate risk. Average person uses common sense to draw inference on relevancy. For example, as the Coronavirus Crisis evolves, many decided to hog up bathroom tissue. As much as it is common sense for many, it simply does not make sense. However, when it is evaluated against aggregated common sense, we can eliminate many of these signals.

 

In financial modeling, analyst…

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Added by Sing Koo on March 18, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Time Series and Decentralized Networks - Upcoming free webinar

Date: 3/24/2020

Time: 9:00 AM PDT

Duration: 60 Minutes

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 18, 2020 at 8:49am — No Comments

5 Most Important Skills of a Data Scientist

Data scientist was coined the sexiest job of the 21st century and with good reason. In LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Reports, Artificial intelligence was named the ‘Jobs of Tomorrow’ due to its strong presence. Furthermore, the potential application of data science in multiple industries has attracted people from all…

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Added by Angelia Toh Choon Muay on March 18, 2020 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Role of VDR in Enterprise Data Sharing

With gigantic amounts of data regarding products and/or services, sales, marketing, customers, etc. exchanging hands on a daily basis, data sharing is essential for an enterprise. Regardless of whether data is distributed within different parts of the organization or with other entities, doing so in a secure fashion is critical for carrying out an effective and efficient digital operation. 

In other words -…

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Added by Joydeep Bhattacharya on March 18, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

How Does Big Data Make E-learning Better?

Of the many advanced tools, the evolution of technology has empowered humanity with; e-learning is decidedly among the most crucial ones. Online learning has immediately expanded the scope of not only who can access invaluable knowledge, but also from where they can do it, which is anywhere. Combine just these two benefits, and it becomes clear why e-learning is such a rage. And even though it is a progressive concept on its own, but if there’s one learning from the technology it can be made…

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Added by Ryan Williamson on March 17, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Understanding Covid-19 Statistics (in plain English)

My original intent with this article was to write about how to understand statistics in general. However, with the global pandemic on everyone's minds right now, it seems blithe to write an article on understanding statistics without a nod to current events. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with statistics, you might find the facts and figures surrounding Covid-19 hard to decipher. Let's break down the key statistics into plain English and shed a little light on a few…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on March 17, 2020 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

ACID to BASE Transformation

In chemistry, we have strong and weak ACIDs. There exists strong and weak BASEs also. In Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), ACID stands for Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation and Durability. The volume of ACID transactions handled by RDBMS has undergone a big data transition with the evolution of mobile devices. SQL stands for Structered Query Language, but commonly refers to traditional RDBMS. RDBMS is not designed to be distributed and optimized for space, not for speed of access.… Continue

Added by Janardhanan PS on March 16, 2020 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Mid-Career Switching into Data Science and Data Engineering

Summary:  Mid-career switching into data science is difficult.  But if you already have substantial data base experience becoming a Data Engineer can be a great career by itself, or even the first stepping stone to becoming a Data Scientist.

 

One of the most common requests we get is for advice on mid-career…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 16, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments

Best Practices in Data Migration & Cleansing

In developing global businesses practices, many corporate houses are adapting better technological solutions and systems. This mandates smooth data migration from older to newer systems while maintaining data integrity. Many organizations face tough time in migration initiatives due to complicated and sluggish procedures owing to IT issues. 

Most of the data migration efforts are challenging as well as time consuming due to inherent nature of such an undertaking. When moving from one…

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Added by Shweta Bedi on March 16, 2020 at 1:32am — No Comments

Coronavirus Data Extraction and Visualization

Since Korea confirmed the first case of Coronavirus on January 20th 2020, the total number of infected has reached 7,869 as of March 12nd. Although this pandemic outbreak shows a sign of being contained in the country, it’s still uncertain how long it will take before we completely beat the…

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Added by Erika Foo on March 16, 2020 at 12:55am — No Comments

What is Web Scraping and How Does It Work

Web scraping, also known as web harvesting and  web data extraction, basically refers to collecting data from websites via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or through web browsers. 

How does web scraping work?

Generally, web scraping involves three steps: 

  • first, we send a GET request to the server and we will receive a response in a form of web…
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Added by Erika Foo on March 16, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, March 16

Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week. To subscribe, follow this link.  …

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 15, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

COVID 19 - How AI and next generation manufacturing technologies(FMS) can lead to more local manufacturing jobs if we invest in educating the workforce to work with AI

 

Introduction

Due to COVID19, we already have 1000 deaths in Italy.

Two months ago, these folks, many of them elderly, would have been celebrating Christmas and looking forward to the next Christmas – knowing that northern Italy has one of the best healthcare systems in the world

But apart from the human cost, the…

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Added by ajit jaokar on March 14, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What are Data Pipelines ?

If you have learned temporal parallelism used to speed up CPU execution, you came across instruction pipelines aka pipeline processing. In pipeline processing, you will have many instructions in different stages of execution. The term "Data Pipeline" is a misnomer representing a high bandwidth communication channel used for data transportation between a source system and a destination. In certain cases the destination is called a sink. Pipelines by definition allow flow of a fluid…

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Added by Janardhanan PS on March 14, 2020 at 6:51am — No Comments

Formalizing the Field of Data Engineering

Much like we have Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, it is time to formalize of field of Data Engineering.  This is a special two-part series on trends and requirements leading to the formalization of the Field of Data Engineering.

“Data is the new oil…in much the same way that oil fueled economic growth in the 20th century, data will fuel economic growth in the 21st century.”

To further raise…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on March 14, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Data Science Lessons from The Coronavirus

As I write this blog, we are still in the early stages of the coronavirus crisis.  It is a scary situation which has caused hoarding, panic, fake news, lies, stock market turmoil and irrational behaviors.  All indications suggest we will survive this crisis, but it is truly not one of mankind’s best moments.

But learnings abound in…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on March 13, 2020 at 5:30am — No Comments

Getting Started with pandas a powerful Python data analysis toolkit

1. Introduction

Pandas

First, Pandas is an open source Python library for data analysis. It contains data manipulation and data structures tools designed to make spreadsheet-like data for loading, manipulating, merging, cleaning, among other functions, fast and easy in…

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Added by Mehmet Gökce on March 13, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Python Programming Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide [Updated 2020]

Python is one of the powerful, high-level, easy to learn programming language that provides a huge number of applications. Some of its features, such as being object-oriented and open source, having numerous IDE’s, etc. make it one of the most in-demand programming languages of the…

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Added by Shahanshah Manzoor on March 13, 2020 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Thursday News, March 12

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

Technical Resources

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 12, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tech Target Acquires Data Science Central

We are very happy to announce that DSC has found a new home: Tech Target (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services, has a 20 year history of creating high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly-targeted technology-specific websites. The acquisition was recently announced…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 12, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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