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