Data Mining


What's The Difference Between Structured, Semi-Structured And Unstructured Data?

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When a conversation turns to analytics or big data, the terms structured, semi-structured and unstructured might get bandied about. These are classifications of data that are now important to understand with the rapid increase of semi-structured and unstructured data today as well as the development of tools that make managing and analyzing these classes of data possible. Here's what you need to know. Data that is the easiest to search and organize, because it is usually contained in rows and columns and its elements can be mapped into fixed pre-defined fields, is known as structured data. Think about what data you might store in an Excel spreadsheet and you have an example of structured data.


Can Big Data be used to stop human trafficking?

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Likewise, banks can be alerted when suspicious activity is flagged up by the data. On their own, financial institutions struggle to identify and disrupt trafficking-related transactions because their data models cannot distinguish money-laundering transactions from trafficking ones. Fortunately, together with data sharing, this all becomes possible. Financial data can be combined with existing NGO and open-source data to identify specific signs of trafficking and the risk level of particular transactions and accounts. With these results, banks can now validate and improve their machine-learning models and educate staff to better identify trafficking-related transactions.


Research Scientist / Data Analyst - IoT BigData Jobs

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Description: The Health Group of Leidos is currently seeking a Research Scientist / Data Analyst to provide analytical and database support for a variety of health and psychological research studies. This position will be in the Health and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Naval Health Research Center located in San Diego, CA. Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will use SAS 9.4 and SAS Enterprise Guide to support comprehensive data management processes for diverse, research projects. They will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator and research scientists identify ways to answer complex mental and physical health questions with population-level military medical and personnel electronic records. Due to contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and will be required obtain a Secret Clearance.


What Is Unstructured Data and Why Is It So Important?

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The amount of data generated daily is just mind-boggling. And as much as 90 percent of that data is defined as unstructured data. But what does that mean and what do you need to know about unstructured data? Data that is defined as unstructured is growing at 55-65 percent each year. Unstructured data can't be easily stored in a traditional column-row database or spreadsheet like a Microsoft Excel table.


AI helps supply chain analytics make better predictions

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What if you could apply machine learning and other types of AI to the terabytes of transactional and sensor data being collected from the supply chain? The result could be a much more autonomous and effective form of supply chain analytics and, ultimately, a more responsive supply chain. In fact, there is a lot of interest in using AI and machine learning to enhance supply chain analytics, according to David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT. Much of the focus in the supply chain is driven by the ability to integrate predictive and prescriptive analytics to, in essence, blend AI and optimization technologies. Specifically, organizations are using AI in two areas of the supply chain: to enhance predictive analytics to understand behaviors and for prescriptive analytics, where optimization technologies take input from machine learning and try to help decision-makers make better decisions, Simchi-Levi said.


Why Business Intelligence Has a Role in the World of AI

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In all the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) and its place in the enterprise, the role of business intelligence (BI) and what it can do is often overlooked. Given the level of investment that some enterprises have made over the years in BI this is somewhat surprising until you scratch a little bit deeper and it becomes clear that many BI providers are now looking at ways to pull AI and BI together. Given the faith that many enterprise managers are putting in AI to extract insights from data, is there even a role for BI software? It depends on how you understand BI, AI and their differences. So what is the difference between the two?


Top 10 Real Life Data Lineage Examples across Different Sectors

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In our last blog topic on data lineage "Top 6 Open Source Data Lineage Tools", we discussed on what is data lineage and importance of data lineage along with top open-source & paid data lineage tools. In this blog, we will cover the top 10 real-life data lineage examples. This blog will focus on the significance and benefits of data lineage for below mentioned companies. Standard Chartered, a British multinational bank, needs no formal introduction. The bank is one of the global leaders not only in terms of the users but also in terms of its data analytics sophistication.


Credit denial in the age of AI

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Banks have been in the business of deciding who is eligible for credit for centuries. But in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and big data, digital technologies have the potential to transform credit allocation in positive as well as negative directions. Given the mix of possible societal ramifications, policymakers must consider what practices are and are not permissible and what legal and regulatory structures are necessary to protect consumers against unfair or discriminatory lending practices. In this paper, I review the history of credit and the risks of discriminatory practices. I discuss how AI alters the dynamics of credit denials and what policymakers and banking officials can do to safeguard consumer lending.


What Is Unstructured Data And Why Is It So Important To Businesses? An Easy Explanation For Anyone

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The amount of data generated daily is just mind-boggling. And as much as 90 percent of that data is defined as unstructured data. But what does that mean and what do you need to know about unstructured data? What Is Unstructured Data And Way Is It So Important To Businesses? Data that is defined as unstructured is growing at 55-65 percent each year.


How to fail as a data scientist: 3 common mistakes

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Data scientists are responsible for organizing and analyzing data for a business. With companies generating more data than ever before, these professionals are in high demand, placing first on Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America list for the past four consecutive years. Those working in data science are familiar with big data analysis, machine learning, coding languages, algorithms, and problem assessment, reported TechRepublic's Alison DeNisco Rayome. However, technical skills alone won't cut it. Communication, collaboration, and constant learning are also necessary components for success in data science.