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All Blog Posts Tagged 'predictive' (129)

Political Campaign Data Science

Yesterday, there was a meetup in Arlington on Political Campaign Data Science with a panel of four experts to talk about their work. As we have all heard, the 2012 Presidential election was steeped in data like never before, with the Obama campaign in particular using advanced analytical methods to target voters, and with Nate Silver and other polling aggregators providing fascinating insights into the dynamics of the campaign. Sasha Issenberg,…

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Added by Janet Dobbins on December 19, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Data Fundamentals

Becoming a data and evidence driven organization provides significant competitive advantage. Speed and accuracy of insight, delivered across any device including smart phones and tablets, means organizations can make better, faster decisions. The goal is for the entire organization become…
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Added by Michael Walker on September 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Predictive, Descriptive, Prescriptive Analytics

The goal of  Data Analytics (big and small) is to get actionable insights resulting in smarter decisions and better business outcomes. How you architect business technologies and design data analytics processes to get valuable, actionable insights varies.



It is critical to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Comparing SaaS Machine Learning Offerings.

There are various offerings out there if you want to use machine learning in your analysis nowadays. Nick WIlson spent his internship at BigML comparing three SaaS Machine Learning Services (BigML, Prior Knowledge and Google Prediction API), with WEKA as a  benchmark. He wrote a series of blog posts about his findings. In his final post he gives a summary of his work, with links to the different blog posts for details. He let me re-blog his summary here.

"Part 1 -…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 13, 2012 at 3:37am — No Comments

Eight Levels of Analytics for Competitive Advantage

Copyright © SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. 

 

Optimization answers the question: How do we do things better? What is the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 6, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Fraud detection in Medicaid / Medicare

Medicaid is a USA government run healthcare program for the poor, elderly and disabled, which is jointly funded by the states and the federal government

Medicaid has been the top priority on many state budgets. Considering the huge investments from both government as well as states, there are whole lot of malpractices to grab this money.
Experts estimate…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on June 29, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Fallacy of the Data Scientist Shortage

There is no question that the USA (in fact, most of the world) would be well-served with more quantitatively capable people to work in business and government. However, the current hysteria over the shortage of data scientists is overblown. To illustrate why, I am going to use an example from air travel.

On a recent trip from Santa Fe, NM to Phoenix, AZ, I tracked the various times:

 

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Added by Neil Raden on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Data Scientists: Do You Want to Deliver More Than Business as Usual Workforce Insights?

Your firm is awash in workforce data and your team of data scientists have been charged with making sense of it and extracting meaningful insights the business can use. How do you do this? There are many different approaches to analyzing workforce data to choose from but the amount of relevant insight yielded really depends on the goals of the analysis.

If the goal is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on March 29, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Connecting with the Social Analytics Experts

Social Media Tips for Analytics Professionals 



From Text and Data Mining to Market Research and Social Media Consulting, few are more influential than today’s guests. In advance of the West Coast Text Analytics Summit (Nov. 10-11, San Jose), Text Analytics News caught up with four analytics leaders who are helping…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 2, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

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