Data Mining

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RapidMiner, Open Source System for Data Mining

RapidMiner is an environment for machine learning, data mining, text mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. It is used for research, education, training, rapid prototyping, application development, and industrial applications. In a poll by KDnuggets, a data-mining newspaper, RapidMiner ranked second in data mining/analytic tools used for real projects in 2009 and was first in 2010.

You can find more information in its website:

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Weka: Data Mining Software in Java

If you are looking for a free good Data Mining software or need a machine learning techniques package to use in your own desktop or web application, Weka could be a good choice to use. Weka software also provides different interfaces for data analysis and building knowledge flow.

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How Face Recognition can help Advertisement Companies?

You should have noticed that the ads that you see on the web are related to your recent search in e.g. Google. Now, a start-up is helping the advertising companies to gain information from the images you're browsing and show you an advertisement based on the age of people in that image. All is through image/face recognition.

There has been a great work on detecting faces in images during the last two decade. Methods like:

- Face recognition using eigenfaces;

- Distribution-Based Face Detectors;

- Neural Network-Based Face Detectors;

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How Signal Noises can be Useful!

We usually try to celan up our signals by removing the noise from them. However, new studies show that the noise from phone calls can be analyzed to expose thieves.

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GrADS : Grid Analysis and Display System

Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) is a FREE publicly available software under the terms of the GNU General Public License. GrADS is very practical for manipulation and visualization of particularly Earth Science data. GrADS deals with lots of different types of data. Some of the widely used data formats that are supported by GrADS are binary, Grib, NetCDF, HDF etc. Numerous built-in routines and functions are implemented in GrADS which makes this sofrwate very easy to use.

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Dealing with structured and unstructured data at Facebook


One of the challenging areas of research is how to deal with unstructured data(like text, comments, videos,…). In the following video, Lars Backstrom is first introducing general trends in Facebook and how they tried to make data more structured in order to use them in different analyses. He also gives some interesting examples of available knowledge hidden in unstructured data in Facebook. Then, he talks about his approach in improving friend recommendation system in the Facebook. 

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Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did - Data Mining!

Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy.

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WolfarmAlpha provides Data Analysis and Visualization

As you might know, WolfarmAlpha is a website to do math (from integrals to solving equations), creat plots, instantly get facts, and many more applications.

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Salford Systems for Data Mining

Right after receiving his PhD in Economics from Harvard University, Dan Steinberg founded Salford Systems in 1983 to provide analytical tools and software for data services. Salford Systems software is now installed in more than 3,500 sites worldwide, including 300 major universities. Major companies such as AT&T Universal Card Services and Sears are among the key customers of Salford Systems as well.  

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VistaDataVision (VDV): Data Management Software

VistaDataVision (VDV) is one of the most recent data management software, specifically for metrological and hydrological data services. "If you collect data using Data Loggers, then use our proven VDV Data Base application for Data Management, Visualization, Analyzing, Alarming, Reporting and Access".

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