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The Data Science Ecosystem in One Tidy Infographic

It probably comes as no surprise, but we talk to a lot of data scientists at CrowdFlower. We like learning the tools they use, the programs that make their lives easier, and how everything works together. Today, we'll really pleased to unveil the first of a three-part series about the data science ecosystem. Here it is in infographic form because, let's face it, everybody likes infographics: …

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Added by Renette Youssef on March 24, 2015 at 1:36pm — 12 Comments

CrowdFlower 's Open Source Data Library

We think that open data is the new open source. We know data has become as important as software for many applications. And while there is lots of open-source software available, there are almost no good sources of open data. So CrowdFlower released large, high quality, real world data sets collected by our customers and published with their permission,…

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Added by Renette Youssef on March 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

2015 Survey of Data Scientists Reveals Strategic Insights

CrowdFlower Report Reveals: Data Scientists Say Messy Data and Lack of Time for Analysis Are Their Top Career Obstacles

2015 Survey of Data Scientists Uncovers What's Holding Them Back in Their Jobs and How Organizations Can Empower Them to Deliver Greater Strategic Value

CrowdFlower today released its 2015 Data Scientist Report. Findings revealed that data scientists saw messy, disorganized data as a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most…

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Added by Renette Youssef on February 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Guide: What is Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning?

Machine learning isn't a set-it-and-forget-it operation. Even with solid examples, ML algorithms can still fail and end up blocking important emails, filtering out useful content, and causing a variety of other problems.…

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Added by Renette Youssef on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Data Science Meets Bubbly: What Data Says About Champagne Buying Patterns

Everyone loves champagne, right? But what strongly influences people’s behavior to purchase that bottle of bubbly? A growing body of research literature has found that a number of factors, including…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Why Media Bias Has Nowhere to Run and Hide from Data Science

When you want to see the face of biased reporting in online news, you may not have to go further than, the satirical news site, The Onion. Titles such as “Media Reports of Bear Attacks May Be Biased”, “Weather Channel Accused of Pro-Weather Bias”, and “Media Criticized for Hometown Sports Reporting” can make us laugh, but they can…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 19, 2014 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Infographic: Data Science 2015 -- What's Hot & What's Not

CrowdFlower is excited to release our first “What’s Hot & What’s Not in Data Science” infographic. According to our team of data scientists, the forecast for 2015 includes data’s major impact on the Internet of Things, changes in the skills and structure of the data scientist role and heavy emphasis on finding rich data within big data.…CrowdFlower_Graphic_Whats_Hot2015

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 17, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Don’t Judge a Tweet by its 140 Characters: How One App is Using Machine-Learning to Tackle Credibility on Twitter

When you use Twitter, how do you know when you are being presented with something credible instead of something totally bogus? The answer is, unless you spend a lot of time researching each tweet, you probably don’t. However, one thing is for certain, we rely on what we read on Twitter to be true.

Twitter is one of the fastest and most effective ways we disseminate news across our world. If this…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Survey Reminder: What are the actual challenges and opportunities data scientists face?

There are a lot of misconceptions around data scientists these days. Our goal is to challenge some of that hype, which is why we'd like to collect data from you on the actual challenges and opportunities you face. We appreciate your time and in return for your participation we'll send you the full report once it's complete.…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 2, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

How Data Science Can Predict if a Controversial Ad Will Backfire

Watching Super Bowl commercials is a celebrated American tradition. With more than a hundred million viewers tuned in, the pressure to stand out on Super Bowl Sunday is sky high. That's why many companies try to make their spots just-controversial-enough. But not going overboard is easier said than done. This tone deafness was on full display in 2011 when …

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Added by Renette Youssef on November 21, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Data Science Musings: We Make Better Health Choices When We Think We're in Control

Obviously, there are few topics that are as morbid as our own morbidity, and it is for this reason that we often avoid thinking about it. However, as it turns out, how we view the probability of the causes and the timing of our own demise is very important. Why? It is because these views are subconsciously affecting how we approach health related decisions that we are making every day.

Think of it this way. If you believed that you would likely die from an…

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Added by Renette Youssef on November 19, 2014 at 8:13am — No Comments

He Tweeted, She Tweeted: A Study on Romantic Breakups on Twitter Using Data Science

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Now, data scientists know that it’s true. Neil Sedaka songs aside, they know it’s true because, in 2013, with the help of public data sourced from Twitter, they were able to track and listen-in on conversations between 661 couples who were in the process of ending their relationships.

Researchers Venkata…

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Added by Renette Youssef on November 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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