The Pragmatic Programmers just published my book Complex Network Analysis in Python. Recognize → Construct → Visualize → Analyze → Interpret.
The book covers both elements of complex network analysis (CNA), including social network analysis, and the use of networkx for CNA. It covers not only social networks, but also product, semantic, event, interaction, and other types of networks. The book has five complete case studies based on real-world data… Continue
Added by Dmitry Zinoviev on November 11, 2017 at 10:30am —
At times it might be desirable to determine what storylines on a narrative database contain certain key elements. In the example below, the object “Alien Allan” is used to compile a listing of titles on the database that are in thematic agreement. But rather than simply provide the listing of titles, the algorithm tabulates the key elements contained in these titles. Notice that the most important elements resulting from the search do not necessarily match the elements in the submitted… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 11, 2017 at 5:30am —
Today almost every industry is experiencing significant digital disruption. Every business is eager to get on this bandwagon and strive to survive. CEOs are facing this biggest questions of how to transform the organization? Digital Transformation has come as big tsunami wave, either you can ride it like an expert surfer, or go under and get to the bottom. Companies start the process of transformation but more often fail to integrate across departments and take advantage… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on November 10, 2017 at 9:30pm —
Artificial Intelligence on the Horizon
The Future of Banking
(First in a Series)…
Added by Mahesh Varavooru on November 10, 2017 at 7:30am —
Here is our list of resources and articles featured since Monday:
Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2017 at 9:47am —
This article is written by George McIntire.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -Winston Churchill
Since the 2016 presidential election, one topic dominating political discourse is the issue of “Fake News”. A number of political pundits claim… Continue
Added by Amelia Matteson on November 8, 2017 at 11:00am —
Description of Contest
Data Science Central (DSC) is excited to announce our competition to solve a new, interesting problem in statistical science, pertaining to stochastic processes. DSC members are invited and encouraged, to submit a theoretical solution or an application to real life problems, including but not limited to fintech, operations research, statistical science, computer science, economics, engineering, social, actuarial, biological or physical… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 8, 2017 at 10:00am —
Summary: This is the first in a series about Chatbots. In this first installment we cover the basics including their brief technological history, uses, basic design choices, and where deep learning comes into play. In subsequent articles we’ll describe in more detail about how they are actually programmed and best practice dos and don’ts.
Added by William Vorhies on November 7, 2017 at 1:30pm —
Should a true AI engine be industry focused or industry neutral to have a positive effect on company valuation? This is one of the key debates amongst the VCs & PE firms evaluating their investment options in the promising world of AI startups.
Technology startups are often categorised by analysts… Continue
Added by Mukul Gupta on November 7, 2017 at 8:30am —
Here we describe well-known chaotic sequences, including new generalizations, with application to random number generation, highly non-linear auto-regressive models for times series, simulation, random permutations, and the use of big numbers (libraries available in programming languages to work with numbers with hundreds of decimals) as standard computer precision almost always produces completely erroneous results after a few iterations -- a fact rarely if ever mentioned in the scientific… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 6, 2017 at 12:00pm —
I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest.
The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 5, 2017 at 1:30pm —
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.
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Added by Vincent Granville on November 5, 2017 at 10:00am —
For my graduate paper, I studied perceptions of workplace stress through the critical lens of social disablement. Writing this paper was certainly an intellectual exercise that at the time didn’t seem to have many practical applications. I am therefore honoured to become better acquainted with the “mechanics” of quantitative alienation through my day-to-day duties. I respect the fact that I can’t share any substantial details about my actual work processes on a blog. It will therefore be… Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 4, 2017 at 8:30am —
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world … The ruler of the world!
From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following:
“The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 4, 2017 at 6:00am —
Ranked as one of the best jobs to have all across the globe by Glassdoor, Data Science happens to be a field with a lot of changes and developments in store for itself. This being said it is very important to note that when it comes to data science, these changes are just not within the field itself but are also influenced by various developments around it. Most commonly noted of these developments. These developments could refer to the development of new technologies like Artificial… Continue
Added by Jasmini on November 4, 2017 at 12:30am —
Binary classification is one of the most frequent studies in applied machine learning problems in various domains, from medicine to biology to meteorology to malware analysis. Many researchers use some performance metrics in their classification studies to report their success. However, the literature has shown a widespread confusion about the terminology and ignorance of the fundamental aspects behind metrics.
In our paper tittled "Binary Classification Performance… Continue
Added by Gürol Canbek on November 3, 2017 at 10:00am —
This article was written by Tomasz Malisiewicz.
You might go to a cutting-edge machine learning research conference like NIPS hoping to find some mathematical insight that will help you take your deep learning system's performance to the next level. Unfortunately, as Andrew Ng reiterated to a… Continue
Added by Amelia Matteson on November 3, 2017 at 10:00am —
Many today would believe that the concept of big data analytics was no more different from the concept of the Internet of things, as is the fish different from the water it swims in. Which is why you would be very surprised to know that they are actually two different things in reality. Both these concepts being big names in the industry have some significant differences among them, these differences only exist very much for the boosting of various systems and operations of a… Continue
Added by Jasmini on November 3, 2017 at 12:00am —
Big Data tools not only simplify lengthy analytical procedures in any industry, but they also provide a competitive advantage to banks. With new regulations, banks are looking at ways to make compliance procedures more effective and accurate. Big Data in banking is slowly gaining momentum and becoming an inevitable necessity across the banking industry. As traditional… Continue
Added by Deena Zaidi on November 2, 2017 at 11:00am —
This is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Monday. There were many great contributions from leading practitioners this week:
Added by Vincent Granville on November 2, 2017 at 8:21am —