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How to Use LinkedIn for Data Miners

After the article How to use twitter for data miners, let me propose advice on using LinkedIn.First, you may already know that your LinkedIn account can be linked to display your tweets (see this link). Continue by adding the right keywords in your...

Posted October 16, 2011    

Data Mining to Raise Questions

At first, one can think of data mining as a way to answer questions. This is one manner of using data mining. Below are examples of questions: Which of my customers are most likely to churn next month? Which are the most important parameters...

Posted October 7, 2011    

How to Cheat with Data Mining

Usually data miners don’t cheat. The reason is simple: you cannot cheat with the future. In reality, it’s a bit more complicated. A data miner may be cheating without knowing it. Here are a few examples: First, one may cheat by learning the training...

Posted August 6, 2011    

Comments on the Nine Laws of Data Mining

After reading the article from Tom Khabaza, I want to discuss some aspects of it with you. The article is in general nicely written and shows the experience of the author, however I do have comments for some of the laws.  In the first law, it...

Posted June 30, 2011    

Data Mining Interview: Guillaume Main

Guillaume Main is the creator of Statosphère, one of the most famous blog about statistics in France. He accepted to answer the questions of Data Mining Research. I’m very happy to have a french point of view on statistics and analytics. Thanks for...

Posted May 26, 2011    

Data Mining Book Review: Data Mining with R

Luis Torgo, interviewed on Data Mining Research, has recently published a book on data mining entitled “Data Mining with R, Learning with Case Studies”. The book starts with an Introduction to R. Nicely written, it explains concepts that are needed...

Posted May 19, 2011    

Guest Post: Can Database Developers do Data Mining ?

Today’s post has been written by Brendan Tierney, consultant and lecturer with the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. He discusses the fact that DB developers are better suited for data mining than people with statistic background. I let you...

Posted May 8, 2011    

Data Mining Interview: Luis Torgo

Today on Data Mining Research I receive Luis Torgo. He is the author of “Data Mining with R: learning with case studies” (to be reviewed soon on DMR). Luis has kindly accepted to answer a few questions for the readers of Data Mining Research. Thanks...

Posted April 25, 2011    

Top Five Articles in Data Mining

During the last years, I’ve read several data mining articles. Here is a list of my top five articles in data mining. For each article, I put the title, the authors and part of the abstract. Feel free to suggest your favorite ones. An Introduction...

Posted April 19, 2011    

Data Mining Research Interview: Roberto Battiti

After reading the first chapters of Reactive Business Intelligence, I was suprised: what a clear way of presenting complex topics! I thus decided to ask a few question to one of the author, Roberto Battiti. To know more about their excellent book,...

Posted February 26, 2011    

Data Mining Book Review: Competing on Analytics

After reading the excellent book Analytics at Work, I went back in time to read the first book of Davenport and Harris. Competing on Analytics, The New Science of Winning is written for data miners and analytical people as well as for decision...

Posted February 18, 2011    

Data mining 'one-click' applications

I recently read an interesting article from Analytics Magazine entitled “Managing fundamental tradeoffs” by Mu Zhu. This article is interesting since it explains what prevent easy automation of data mining tools. According to the author: “Algorithms...

Posted February 6, 2011    

 

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