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June 2020 Blog Posts (88)

Eight ways in which data science is helping in the fight against COVID19

Given the scale of its impact and the kind of alteration that it brought into our lives, COVID19 is one of the most unprecedented crises of our times. Although it is not the only pandemic that humanity has been through, COVID19 is occurring in the time of the fourth industrial revolution where everyone and everything is one click way, and where the excess of data and computing has allowed machines to be more intelligent than ever. In the age of deep tech and data, data science is definitely…

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Added by Ghida Ibrahim on June 24, 2020 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

9 Ways to Grow Your Business with Custom Web Scraping Tools

What is a custom web scraping tool?

A custom web scraping tool is a web scraping software that allows its users to extract data from websites without writing a single line of code. Tools of this kind are built on web scraping techniques. In other words, it’s a coding-free web scraper.

What can you do with custom web scraping tools?…

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Added by Erika Foo on June 24, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Today I uploaded to github the first version of my book "Bayesuvius" about Bayesian Networks

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In the last week, I started a new book on classical (not quantum) Bayesian Networks. Today, I uploaded the first installment to github. Here is its github repo. Here is the pdf for the book. Let me quote the current…

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Added by Robert R. Tucci on June 23, 2020 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Free book – for #datascience interviews - Guide to competitive programming

Recently Springer made some good books on maths free to download.

Competitive programming strategies are useful for many data science interviews and they help to improve your maths foundations.  There are not many books on this subject (although there are many good websites and YouTube resources).

So, I hope you find this book…

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Added by ajit jaokar on June 23, 2020 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Impact of Intel vs. ARM CPU Performance for Object Storage

By Frank Wessels



The recent announcement from AWS about the general availability of their new ARM-powered Graviton2 servers caused us to take another look at the performance of these ARM servers. In this blog post we describe the results which you may find surprising.

Introduction

MinIO is an Apache licensed, open source S3-compatible object storage server with a particular focus on high…

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Added by Jonathan Symonds on June 23, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

External Data Sources Are More Critical Than Ever in Supply Chain Management

External Data Sources Are More Critical Than Ever in Supply Chain Management.

Your company's historical data are not contextual enough for our COVID world.

Danillo Pereira, CAO

June 22, 2020

The…

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Added by Betsy Romeri on June 22, 2020 at 9:49am — No Comments

Stunning 3D visualization with JavaView

JavaView(http://www.javaview.de/) is a 3D geometry viewer and a mathematical visualization software known since 90x. The program is written in Java, and enables a smooth integration into commercial software like Mathematica and Maple. JavaView can be used for 3D scientific visualization, geometric modeling, variational optimization,…

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Added by jwork.ORG on June 21, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, June 22

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 June 21, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Simple Correlational Analysis on Socioeconomic Factors Impacting Covid-19 Outbreak in US Counties

Background

As part of my PhD work, I recently had to analyze any dataset(s) of my interest and present findings.  I ended up conducting a study on US County-wise Covid-19 data.  I wanted to share my key findings through this blog.

Study Question

The primary question I wanted to address through data analysis was “Do counties’ socioeconomic factors such as population size, poverty rate, unemployment rate, education percent and…

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Added by Murali Kashaboina on June 20, 2020 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

Enhancing Satellite Imagery Through Super-Resolution

The power of deep learning paired with collaborative human intelligence to increase the quality of crop cultivation imagery through super resolution.

 

The Problem

The focus in this article lies in…

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Added by Omdena Community Members on June 20, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

HIPAA Compliance Checklist - Tech Solutions for Businesses

Healthcare startups and software companies wanting to enter the healthcare industry have to remember about HIPAA compliance regulations, especially if the application is targeted for users of the USA. HIPAA rules are enforced by law and those companies that fail to comply with requirements for security and privacy of data can be fined with tremendous penalties. Fortunately, there is plenty of open source information, training, webinars and guides from…

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Added by Mariana Muzyka on June 20, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Herodotus Event Data Object - Glimpse Inside

I dropped out of university as a literature major in the 1980s.  (I needed time to find myself.)  Before I left, I read The Histories by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus.  I decided to name my new data object the Herodotus Event Data Object or HEDO.  A number of HEDOs can be stitched together to form codified narrative.  Those who follow my blogs might recall that I previously developed a system of codified narrative called BERLIN.  HEDOs represent my reinvention of BERLIN.  I…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 19, 2020 at 1:41pm — No Comments

A Brief Summary of the Science of Data Analytics

Data Science and Data Analytics are two most common terminologies in today’s data driven world. How a business uses big data to make key business decisions is critical to the future success of the firm. Data is collected into raw form and processed according to the requirement of a company and then this data is utilized for the decision making purpose. This process helps the businesses to grow & expand their operations in the market. Data or information is typically in raw format. The… Continue

Added by Imran Wyne on June 19, 2020 at 7:55am — No Comments

Digital identity with continuous community validation

The idea is to develop a digital identity system where it is your community that continuously re-validates your identity. Your identity needs to be regularly revalidated by other members of the community holding valid identities. If your digital identity is not revalidated following an acceptable pattern, it quickly expires, in a matter of days. The revalidation pattern is not random: for example, it is not acceptable that you get validated that you get constantly revalidated by the same…

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Added by Issoufou Seidou Sanda on June 19, 2020 at 4:42am — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence and RPA: Making the Most of the Two Worlds

Although RPA tools make significant strides, automating routine tasks and allowing humans to focus on more sophisticated ones, yet, they can’t adjust their procedures to self-execution without human help. On the other hand, there are natural language processing tools, with all their power to finally automate routine tasks.

Working in unison with RPA, artificial intelligence solutions “rethink” the ways companies…

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Added by Eugene Rudenko on June 19, 2020 at 3:30am — No Comments

Food Delivery Time: Tips to Leverage Big Data Analytics for Better Results

The online food delivery business has taken off in the past few years — that much everyone knows. But do you know why this industry has noticed such rapid growth in demand and popularity? It is because of the utter convenience they deliver. Today’s customers come with high expectations, and this industry seems to have checked all the boxes one needs to; well, save for one. Delivery time — this continues to remain a sore spot for most customers who engage with online food delivery businesses.…

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Added by Ryan Williamson on June 19, 2020 at 1:13am — No Comments

How AI is taking Voice beyond Telephony

Communications Technology has faced unexceptional change during the last decade. Talking about the year 2020, it has set a new benchmark for the new generation to use their capabilities and add value to the businesses for many more years to come. Voice Technology is somehow linked to the telephony. As the connection remains strong, voice is being used in various ways to bring maximum profit in various organizations as voice is significant because most of the…

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Added by Ravi Sharma on June 18, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Thursday News, June 18

Here is our selection of featured resources and articles posted since Monday:

Resources

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Added by Vincent Granville on June 18, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Misleading Graphs Part 2: Ladders, Spaghetti, and Other Ways to Ruin a Graph

If you've spent any time with modeling data, you'll know that there are many pitfalls to be had when it comes to data presentation (I addressed some common pitfalls in Misleading Graphs Part 1). Misleading graphs can be the result of incorrect data collection, ignorance of the basic "rules" of data presentation (like labeling axes), or even deliberate attempts to mislead. A fourth…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on June 18, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

How Data Marketplaces will shape the future of data monetization

Data monetization is a hot topic these days.  Executives at both startups and large companies are being asked to capitalize on the value of their data assets and drive bottom line results.  According to McKinsey, in their paper "Fueling growth through Data Monetization", companies that invest in data monetization are outperformers in their category -- which is not surprising, given that application of data is highly…

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Added by Dan Scudder on June 18, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

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