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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2016 Archive (13)

4 Easy Steps to Structure Highly Unstructured Big Data, via Automated Indexation

You have gathered gigabytes or terabytes of unstructured text, for instance scraping the Internet, or pieces of email from your employees or users, or tweets, or millions of products that you want to categorize (only product description and product name is available - sometimes with typos). Now you want to make sense of it, and extract value, possibly design a nice search engine so that your customers can easily find your products. The core algorithm that you need is an automated cataloguer,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 28, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Data Scientist Breaks State Monopoly on Lotteries

And creates the first legit, private lottery company. The winning numbers, to be published each week, are just as random and unpredictable (if not more) than winning numbers from state lotteries. It can be designed so that the expected gains for participants are far more favorable and more closely aligned with what casinos offer: in short, the odds of winning and multiplying your (say) $20 bet by (say) 10 or 100, can easily be made much higher than in traditional lotteries. It even beats the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 27, 2016 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Exponential Smoothing of Time Series Data in R

Guest blog post by Jeffrey Strickland. Originally posted here.
This article is not about smoothing ore into gems though your may find a…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 24, 2016 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Digest, February 29

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is Data Science Ripe for a Massive Merger & Acquisition / Consolidation?

Guest blog post by Florian Douetteau. Originally posted here. The original title is "Will Balkanization of Data Science lead to one Empire or many Republics?"

My grandmother was born in a country called Yugoslavia. As you may know, Yugoslavia was one country with seven borders,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 23, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, February 22

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Which jobs will AI (Artificial Intelligence) kill?

AI was very popular 30 years ago, then disappeared, and is now making a big come back because of  new robotic technologies: driver-less cars, automated diagnostic, IoT (including vacuum cleaning and other household robots), automated companies with zero employee, soldier robots, and much…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Associations and Correlations - The Essential Elements



In writing this book my primary aim is to guide the beginner to the essential elements of associations and correlations and avoid the most common pit-falls.



Here, I discuss a holistic method of discovering the story of all…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 12, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Digest, February 15

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

34 External Machine Learning Resources and Related Articles

Starred articles are candidates for the picture of the week. A comprehensive list of all past resources is found here. We are in the process of automatically categorizing them using indexation and automated tagging…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 7, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Get Fired as a Data Scientist

Guest blog by Justin B. Dickerson, PhD, MBA, PStat, Chief Data Scientist at Snap Advances. 

Okay, that headline was meant to get your attention. But lately, I've been thinking about this crazy circus we call data science and how everyone seems to think data scientists are invaluable, treasured, and potentially "un-fireable" in this age of data scientist negative…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 3, 2016 at 9:19pm — 7 Comments

Groundhogs. I choose to celebrate National Prediction Day

Guest blog by Jay Gendron, Associate Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton; Author; Data Analytics; Speaker.

Happy Groundhog Day! Happy National Prediction Day?

In today’s edition of “Coffeehouse Connect” we take a look at a major predictive event in the United States that occurs each year on February 2.

Today is Groundhog Day. It occurs in…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 3, 2016 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, February 8

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 3, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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