Guest blog post by Matt Lindsay, Ph.d. President, Mather Economics.
For about 100 years, publishers have generated most of their revenue from advertising. Prior to the early 1900s, the primary revenue source was audience payments, either from newsstand sales or subscriptions. It is our opinion that the changes in the industry brought about by the Internet and mobile delivery platforms will shift the mix of revenue for publishers, both print and digital, back to an…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on April 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This blog was originally posted on our Text Analysis blog, as part of a Text Analysis 101 series.
We recently added a feature to our API that allows users to classify text according to their own labels. This…Continue
Added by Mike Waldron on April 30, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments
One month back Flutura was in a meeting with a customer in Houston where we were involved in an IOT big data project . It was a very tense meeting ... Budgets were being slashed, heads were rolling because of the steep drop in Oil prices. The CEOs office was forensically examining all projects thru a massive magnifying glass. The tension in the room was palpable. The cross functional team had spent a lot of time building a…Continue
The cornerstone of the small work done for getting the info for these great charts with IEPY, was to be able to catch mentioned companies.
Click here for an interactive version of this chart…Continue
How many times a day do we ourselves, or hear someone else, utter the phrase “Google it”? It’s hard to imagine that a phrase so ubiquitous and universally understood has been around for less than two decades. The word “Google” has become synonymous with online search, and when we think about why this, it’s because Google yields the most relevant, comprehensive results, quickly. Essentially, it has changed the way we find and interact with content and information.
We’ve seen the…Continue
Added by Tony Agresta on April 28, 2015 at 3:29am — No Comments
Personal data has an image problem. People are increasingly wary of handing over their details to websites – particularly when they have no intention to engage long term. Many marketers set out to obtain email addresses, yet do very little to ensure the email addresses they get are valid. This is the beginning of a vicious circle for the business they’re working…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on April 28, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
Data is everywhere and growing. As a marketer, this is a dream world. Your audience is generating tons of data from your web visits, mobile apps and you have partners giving you data. This is rich customer journey data.
However commonly used terms like Big Data and Analytics can mask the complexity of realizing your ROI gained from analyzing all this data. The promise of the visual tools and Hadoop based platforms is all great but if you don't have a data strategy in place all the…Continue
Added by Sri Desikan on April 27, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Guest blog post by Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Every month I hold a webinar for my …Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on April 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a tool for creating and sharing map information. Anyone can contribute to OSM, that OSM maps are saved on the internet, and anyone can access them at any time. The growth of OSM has been phenomenal over the years and the number of registered users contributing to OSM is nearly 2 Million.…Continue
Added by Vozag on April 27, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
This is a technical post. The purpose is to test topic modeling techniques with Python on arabic texts in order to grasp the efficiency of the approach used in my previous work (NASDAG.org) on a different langage.
The same code may be applied as is to any "brand" by changing the keywords searched when querying the Twitter…Continue
Added by DAGHER Philippe N. on April 26, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments
As most of you guys know, the country of Nepal has been hit with a powerful earthquake killing over 1,800 lives(as of this writing). Thousands are injured. Lives are disrupted. Historic temples, monuments, buildings are leveled.
I plead you to help whatever you can. Money. Time. Good wishes, thoughts, and prayers. Scroll to the end of this post for where you…
Good day and my warmest hellos from Montreal, Canada to all members of the Data Science Central virtual community.
I have recently joined this very interesting, bountiful and multi-sub-disciplinary web site in the data science field and admittedly I’m still exploring all of its numerous knowledge facets.
In order to introduce myself to all of you I thought it would be à propos to use the project I’m currently working on as a window to my expertise, which compared to all of you,…Continue
Guest blog post by Mike Davie.
For many companies going down the big data path, collecting data for its own sake has been a costly exercise with varying degrees of ROI.
Historic data is great for understanding past events, but as companies mature, their big data efforts move to become more central to business operations: from…Continue
As part of a deeper dive into domain specific analytic careers, we are exploring the Insurance industry. The below data & charts gives context & explains the opportunities for an analytics careers in Insurance.
Our first examination involved analyzing the top insurance companies hiring for analytics related positions. The below chart shows the open job postings where the title was “Data Science” or “Analytics” or “Actuary” & plural or related word. We found a total of 185…Continue
Added by Vozag on April 24, 2015 at 1:44am — No Comments
Analytics is becoming critical in all part of our lives. Biostatistics has been a big driver of this analytics demand in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotech, health & medicine.
But, What is Biostatistics? From the Wikipedia definition of Biostatistics:
Biostatistics (or biometry) is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological…Continue
Added by Pansop on April 24, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
It is the tragedy of the 21st century! Terrorism has become big business to some blood thirsty tyrants who would stop at nothing to use human beings as collateral in their quest for more resources.
The Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Boko-Haram...the list is endless. They are found all over the globe. Their objective is to kill, to steal and to destroy. Therefore, their master can only be what you and I can rightfully guess at the slightest instance.…Continue
Added by Christopher Alvin Mokaya on April 24, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
Photo: Big Bang Data, Madrid, April 2015
Let's keep it simple. The best application of Big Data is in systems and methods that will significantly reduce the Big Data footprint.
Why would we want to reduce the Big Data footprint?
Added by Martyn Jones on April 23, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments
What is the profession of data science really about? How does one best become a data scientist or grow a career as one? What does the Data Science Central community think about these questions? (Please chime in!)
We’ve all read about the shortage of data scientists from McKinsey, heard about…Continue
Very interesting list of algorithm, data science, machine learning, and computer science keywords. To check the definition for any keyword, go to xlinux.nist.gov. For whatever reasons, and like in many similar lists, the top three letters have more entries than subsequent letters, as if the editor suddenly became lazy when hitting letter D (maybe product developers create products that start with letter A, B, or C, to show up at the…Continue
Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments