From Data Analysis to Machine Learning

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This article was originally posted here, by Mubashir Qasim. In my last article, I stated that for practitioners (as opposed to theorists), the real prerequisite for machine learning is data analysis, not math. One of the main reasons for making this statement, is that data scientists spend an inordinate amount of time on data analysis. The traditional statement is that data scientists "spend 80% of their time on data preparation." While I think that this statement is essentially correct, a more precise statement is that you'll spend 80% of your time on getting data, cleaning data, aggregating data, reshaping data, and exploring data using exploratory data analysis and data visualization.


Internet of Things and Bayesian Networks

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As big data becomes more of cliche with every passing day, do you feel Internet of Things is the next marketing buzzword to grapple our lives. So what exactly is Internet of Thing (IoT) and why are we going to hear more about it in the coming days. Internet of thing (IoT) today denotes advanced connectivity of devices,systems and services that goes beyond machine to machine communications and covers a wide variety of domains and applications specifically in the manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. An application in IoT can be an automobile that has built in sensors to alert the driver when the tyre pressure is low. Built-in sensors on equipment's present in the power plant which transmit real time data and thereby enable to better transmission planning,load balancing.


Azure Data Factory v2: Hands-on overview

ZDNet

The second major version of Azure Data Factory, Microsoft's cloud service for ETL (Extract, Transform and Load), data prep and data movement, was released to general availability (GA) about two months ago. Cloud GAs come so fast and furious these days that it's easy to be jaded. But data integration is too important to overlook, and I wanted to examine the product more closely. Roughly thirteen years after its initial release, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is still Microsoft's on-premises state of the art in ETL. It's old, and it's got tranches of incremental improvements in it that sometimes feel like layers of paint in a rental apartment.


What Overstock.com learns about its customers from decades of data

ZDNet

In the competitive retail industry, personalization strategies have become table stakes. But for a brand to really connect with a customer, it first has to know that customer. Data science and machine learning are making it easier for brands to get useful insight into their customers based on their behavior. Director of Data and Audience, talked to ZDNet about the different insights it can gain from its customer data -- what decades-old information about a customer can tell you versus the latest updates to their shopping cart. Overstock.com is marketing roughly five-plus million products on a global scale, Robison noted.


23-bit Metaknowledge Template Towards Big Data Knowledge Discovery and Management

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

The global influence of Big Data is not only growing but seemingly endless. The trend is leaning towards knowledge that is attained easily and quickly from massive pools of Big Data. Today we are living in the technological world that Dr. Usama Fayyad and his distinguished research fellows discussed in the introductory explanations of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) predicted nearly two decades ago. Indeed, they were precise in their outlook on Big Data analytics. In fact, the continued improvement of the interoperability of machine learning, statistics, database building and querying fused to create this increasingly popular science- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. The next generation computational theories are geared towards helping to extract insightful knowledge from even larger volumes of data at higher rates of speed. As the trend increases in popularity, the need for a highly adaptive solution for knowledge discovery will be necessary. In this research paper, we are introducing the investigation and development of 23 bit-questions for a Metaknowledge template for Big Data Processing and clustering purposes. This research aims to demonstrate the construction of this methodology and proves the validity and the beneficial utilization that brings Knowledge Discovery from Big Data.