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Super Bowl Analytics: A Closer Look at #WhosGonnaWin

Excerpt reprinted with permission from ckmadvisors.com

This weekend sees Super Bowl XLVIII come to New York (yes, we're well aware that the stadium is technically in New Jersey). Earlier this week one of our data scientists noticed the Empire State Building lights putting on quite a show. A quick search revealed that the iconic building's…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on February 2, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Data Analytics: Keeping it Clean with a Nod to History

Excerpt reprinted with permission from ckmadvisors.com

 

Recently Mark Ginsburg, a Director and senior data scientist with our firm, wrote a historical perspective on the importance of simplicity and transparency in conducting data analytics. The push for transparency and free/open standards has long been a key component of…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on January 26, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Replaying the NFL Championships with Twitter Language Analytics

Excerpt reprinted with permission from ckmadvisors.com

By CKM Advisors Natural Language Analysis Team, 

Last year we posted a popular piece offering our view on…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on January 19, 2014 at 11:43pm — 2 Comments

Twitter Weather Radar - Test Data for Language Analytics

By: Nicholas Hartman, Director at CKM Advisors

Today we'd like to share with you some fun charts that have come out of our internal linguistics research efforts. Specifically, studying weather events by analyzing social media traffic from Twitter. 

We do not specialize in social media and most of our data analytics work focuses on the…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on December 15, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Smart Use of Small Data Can Still Have a Big Impact

By: Nicholas Hartman, Director at CKM Advisors

This is a re-print of a post from ckmadvisors.com. The original post is available here.

Whenever I introduce the data analytics we do here at CKM, an ever increasing percentage of people will respond along the lines of “So like Hadoop / NoSQL / [insert generic ‘big data’ term]?”…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on December 13, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

Big Data on the Big Data Conversation: Tracking the NSA Story

By Nicholas Hartman, Director

Recent revelations regarding the National Security Agency's (NSA) extensive data interception and monitoring practices (aka PRISM) have brought a branch of "Big Data's" research into the broader public light. The basic premise of such work is that computer algorithms can study…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on July 15, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

The Data Scientist: Elusive or Illusive?

Excitement around Big Data has significantly increased the demand for data scientists. This hot position has been hailed as the "Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" by the Harvard Business Review.

When we started in the advanced analytics space we didn't use the term 'data scientist.' We were more focused on solving problems than defining a job description. Our initial teams have evolved and adapted to challenges through hands-on experience to find…

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Added by Nicholas Hartman on July 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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