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Mirko Krivanek's Blog – April 2014 Archive (4)

How invisible data could provide the tobacco industry a second life

This indeed applies to all industries and all products. In short, how do you detect new uses of a declining product (cigars in this case) that could turn them into a good product and revive the industry in question? The tobacco industry has tried to sell outside US (especially Asia) to make up for declining sales in US. They came with e-cigarettes. But they never thought of a tobacco use in a context not associated with addiction.…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Interesting new contests on Kaggle

This morning, I received the following in my mailbox, from Kaggle:…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 24, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

Data sets and other machine learning resources from UC Irvine

They maintain 284 data sets as a service to the machine learning community.…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Data Science for business hacking

You can call it business or data hacking, but the idea is to use analytic intelligence to reverse-engineer algorithms, transform, manipulate and modify data in external databases, without even accessing the databases in questions, for your business advantage.

A few examples:

  • Query tag hijacking. You find an…
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Added by Mirko Krivanek on April 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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