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Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (91)

Data Science and Technology Monthly - December 2015

A whole bunch of incredible things have happened in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence since November.

1. Google Open-Sources TensorFlow

In November, Google open-sourced their machine learning technologycalled TensorFlow that powers a bunch of their products like Google Photos…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on December 30, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, January 4

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Control: The "Uncle Fester" of the Data Science Family (part 3--Bringing Control Out of the Data Science Closet)

It's me, Gomez! I've tried to be someone I'm not. I live in shame...and the suburbs!

Fester Addams

In…

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Added by Jamie Lawson on December 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

4 Trends Which Ruled Analytics Industry in 2015

by Tavish Srivastava

Introduction

This year saw a huge progress in contribution made by use of analytics / data science . Sometime back, analytics was all about reporting. Then it became something you can rely on to build future strategies. And now ? It has become the core of product offering.

The change is drastic and so is our expectations. Billions of dollars have…

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Added by Sukanya Mohapatra on December 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Self-Learn Yourself Apache Spark in 21 Blogs - #1

We have received many requests from friends who are constantly reading our blogs to provide them a complete guide to sparkle in Apache Spark. So here we have come up with learning initiative called “Self-Learn Yourself Apache Spark in 21 Blogs".

We have drilled down various sources and archives to provide a perfect learning path for you to understand and excel in Apache Spark. These 21 blogs which will be written over a course of time will be a complete guide for you to understand and…

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Added by Kumar Chinnakali on December 30, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Main Trends for IT in 2016 (infographic)

Guest blog and infographic from Glorium Technologies

Spiceworks report defines 4 main IT trends of upcoming 2016.

  1. Companies’ revenue is to grow while IT budget is to remain the same.
  2. As a consequence, CIOs are to make more with less.
  3. Even though security concers are going to…
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Added by William Vorhies on December 29, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

How to Raise a (Data) Scientist in the Xbox Age

Summary:  How will we convince our children to consider data science as a career?  And what will data science be like if they make that choice?

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Added by William Vorhies on December 28, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Impactful text analytics for smarter businesses

RATINGS ARE OVERRATED

Service is great, but the desserts are bad”. Overall rating 4.5/5.

Many times we have gone into a restaurant alone or in a group, came out happy and still rated it a 3 or a 4 on social media. Does any one check why 2 precious points were deducted? No one will read your review unless the overall rating dips below 3.5. Is it an healthy practice? Of course not.

Frankly, no one is to blame except the rating scales and NPS…

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Added by Manas Ranjan Kar on December 28, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Using GloVe vectors in Gensim

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a messy and difficult affair to handle. Preprocessing, machine learning, relationships, entities, ontologies and what not.

Word embeddings/representations – ever since they came in with great work of Mikolov et al, they have been revolutionary to say the least. The concept itself is very intuitive and motivates deeper understanding fora wide range of applications. The…

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Added by Manas Ranjan Kar on December 28, 2015 at 7:53am — No Comments

24 Uses of Statistical Modeling (Part II)

Check out Part I of this article for background information, and to discover the first 12 uses of statistical modeling. Here we list another 12 popular uses of statistical, data science, machine learning, optimization, graph theory, mathematical and operations research techniques.

13. Simulations

Monte-Carlo simulations are used in many contexts:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Resolving Skewness

The fundamental assumption in many predictive models is that the predictors have normal distributions. Normal distribution is un-skewed. An un-skewed distribution is the one which is roughly symmetric. It means the probability of falling in the right side of mean is equal to probability of falling on left side of mean.

This article outlines the steps to detect…

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Added by Shahram Abyari on December 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Top Algorithm, Data Science, Big Data and Machine Learning Experts

According to Klout, the top experts in algorithms are:

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Added by L.V. on December 24, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Free data mining programs for everyday use

If you want quickly to get started with data analysis, here is my advise on free software programs that I use every day for data analysis, statistics and data mining.

R-package - a software for statistical computing written in C. Script oriented.

  • Pros: widely used, simple, extensive documentation.
  • Cons: less options for graphics compared to competitors, no…
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Added by jwork.ORG on December 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Internet of Things: Selected Articles

IoT and data science are intertwined, as sensor data from wearables, transportation or healthcare systems, manufacturing and engineering, needs to be collected, refined, aggregated and processed by automated data science systems to deliver insights and value. Here we list of few popular articles related to IoT, published this year on IotCentral.io.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, December 28

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.7

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Photo: Nathaniel Welch

It turns out I’m not the only one who thinks AI alarmism is a bit out of hand. The ITIF Luddite Award nominations include “alarmists, even including respected luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, touting an artificial intelligence…

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Added by Brian Rowe on December 23, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

The World of Data, as We Know It

Every year, human beings and our machines generate more data than we ever have before.  We’ve all heard the famous estimation from Eric Schmidt when he was CEO at Google in 2010: “There was 5 Exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003,” he proclaimed, “but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing.”

There is, of course, no way to quantify data generation prior to the computer age.  Neither can an…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 23, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How to create a Twitter Sentiment Analysis using R and Shiny

Hi!

I will show you how to create a simple application in R & Shiny to perform Twitter Sentiment Analysis in real-time. I use RStudio. First, I create a Shiny Project. Then, in the ui.R file, I put this code:



shinyUI(fluidPage(



titlePanel("Sentiment Analysis"),…



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Added by Diego Lescano on December 23, 2015 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Data Mining for Predictive Social Network Analysis

Social networks, in one form or another, have existed since people first began to interact. Indeed, put two or more people together and you have the foundation of a social network. It is therefore no surprise that, in today’s Internet-everywhere world, online social networks have become entirely ubiquitous.

Within this world of online social networks, a particularly fascinating phenomenon of the past decade has been the explosive growth of …

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Added by Irina Papuc on December 22, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

2016 Data Management Predictions

Tis the season for 2016 predictions, and Tamr has several to offer thanks to the forward-thinking minds of our co-founders, executives and advisors including:

1) Andy Palmer ─ Tamr Co-Founder and CEO



+  Big companies will begin to see the democratization of data preparation as a natural consequence of the democratization of analytics that has been driven by new products such as Tableau.



+  We will see the emergence of DataOps as a way…
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Added by Jason Bailey on December 22, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

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