Monday, November 19, 2018
At the request of a friend, I recently reviewed the article "Your Math Is All Wrong: Flipping The 80/20 Rule For Analytics” by John Thuma. It is a good article, but incomplete and bit misguided. Thuma argues that we...
Gregory Piatetsky and Shashank Lyer have begun to answer one of the most asked question facing data science practitioners: Which tools work with which other tools? If I had a dollar for every time this question was asked of...
I have built a prototype database of terrorists and their known associates, inferred associates, cutouts, and ghosts (AKA Global Terrorism Database). Using the Deep Web Intelligence Platform and many of the critical capabilities found in my enterprise data science...
Mike Gualtieri (Forrester) believes that "developers are stuck in a design paradigm that reduces app design to making functionality and content decisions based on a few defined customer personas or segments." The answer to developing apps that dazzle the digital...
A friend and I were bayesian-doodling on the Monte Hall game show problem - There are three doors to choose from. Behind one door is a prize; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say Door A, and...
Methodological Problems (i.e., problems for which existing methods are inadequate), which leads to new statistical research and improved techniques. This area of work is called Mathematical Statistics and is primarily concerned with developing and evaluating the performance of new...
During a spirited debate over the meaning of data driven, a colleague ask me for my definition - you know, as a data scientist. I replied with this one that I learned from DJ Patil (who built the LinkedIn...
I thought I'd share this email observation I made earlier today about how Big Data seems to be quadrificating into these orthogonal fields: 1. Data (the intrinsic 1/0 property of big data) which can be broken down subjective areas like interaction data,...
A brief big data touch point. In a conversation with a colleague, he asked a question about how big data is changing everyday activities. I noted a conclusion made by Alessandro Mantelero, in his paper "Masters of Big Data: concentration...
A common data exploration came up while talking with a British colleague in the advertising industry on Friday, how many independent subject areas should be investigated (1, 10, 100, …, N) in order to have a statistically significant chance of making a...