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Guest Post: Inference for R

Today, I would like to welcome Ben Hinchliffe as a guest blogger on Data Mining Research. Ben is working at Blue Reference, Inc. and has kindly accepted to write a post about a very interesting tool for R: Inference for R.As noted throughout this...

Posted April 26, 2009    

Behavioral Targeting in Online Advertising

In my new job as a data mining consultant at FinScore, I’m currently working on behavioral targeting for online advertising. The client is a telecom company in Switzerland. The main idea behind the project is to show ads, on the company’s website,...

Posted April 18, 2009    

Smart Data Collective Free Webinar

For those who don’t know it, Smart Data Collective (SDC) is a well known network linking people from various fields such as CRM, BI, data warehousing, data mining, etc. SDC and Teradata are proposing a free seminar entitled “How to Boost Service,...

Posted April 8, 2009    

Kosmix: Clustering Search Results

I’ve recently come across Kosmix, a new search engine that clusters the results by topics but also, and that’s interesting, by category (wikipedia, blog, videos, news, shopping, social networks, etc.). I am really impressed by the quality and the...

Posted April 7, 2009    

eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

The next eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit takes place in San Jose, May 4-7. You can have a 12% discount using the DMRESEARCH12 code when registrating. Here are the keynote speakers: - Jim Sterne, Target Marketing - Mark Skidmore, Director,...

Posted March 19, 2009    

Trust, Risk, Reputation and Recommendation on the Web

TR4Web2009 (Trust, Risk, Reputation and Recommendation on the Web) is a workshop that will take place in Riga (Latvia) September 7, 2009. I belong to the programm committee of this workshop which is in conjuction with ADBIS’2009, the 13th East...

Posted March 12, 2009    

Poll Results: What Networks Do You Use?

Here are the results of the last poll on Data Mining Research. The question was: What Networks Do You Use?Click to enlarge.This was a multiple choice poll. 50 people responded to this poll. The most common networks used (46%) are still the “old”...

Posted March 6, 2009    

Data Mining Research Updated

I’m happy to inform you that Data Mining Research (www.dataminingblog.com) is updated! The blog is now on Wordpress and self-hosted with a private domain name (this was already the case before). I have tried to make all the links work correctly. If...

Posted March 1, 2009    

Adverstise on Data Mining Research

Data Mining Research proposes you to advertise you company, website or blog through text link ads and banners. In both cases, your ad will be visible on the right sidebar of each page (post) of the blog. If you’re interested about advertising...

Posted February 25, 2009    

Data Miners on Twitter

After the LinkedIn and Facebook phenomena, here comes Twitter. When the short process of account creation is done, you can start writing small “posts” of maximum 140 characters. Twitter is a kind of micro-blogging platform. It is somehow...

Posted February 25, 2009    

Top 5 Reasons R is Good for you

After reading the interesting post of Ajay, I decided to write a post about the good aspects of R. First, I would like to state that I’m not a SAS nor a Clementine user. So the following arguments are my opinions as a R programmer: R is easy...

Posted February 25, 2009    

On the Beauty of Data Mining

When my family and my friends ask me what I plan to work on in the future, they are always surprised by my answer: A different field of application. People usually wonder why I want to change. Is there something you don’t like in your current field...

Posted February 25, 2009