Top 5 Text Analytics Tips of The Year

Happy 2019 & Top Posts of the YearThank you all for your readership in 2018. We’re starting out the New Year with some changes to our website, so please bear with us as we migrate our older blog posts over and get things updated.Our first post of 2019 will be our annual post on the changes in popular slang, a favorite among trend watchers and those following Millennials and Gen Y.

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The State of Marketing Research Innovation

What You Missed at IIEX 2018 – 3 Takeaways Walking the floor at the Insights Innovation Exchange (IIEX) for a day and a half with our new CEO, Andy Greenawalt, we spoke to several friends, client and supplier side partners, and ducked into quite a few exciting startup sessions.Three things struck me this year:-Insights Technology is Finally Getting More Innovative.

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Though we have to draw some inferences to get there, it appears that most, quite possibly all terrestrial superstations have a higher profit margin than Netflix

Another data point in our long-running thread. On December 10th, 2018, Katz Broadcasting (owned by the E. W. Scripps Company) announced that they would relaunch Court TV as an over-the-air network following the acquisition of the intellectual property rights to the Court TV name and the pre-2008 Court TV original programming library from Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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Call for Speakers: Analytics and Data Summit March 20-22, 2018

Call for Speakers now Open:  Analytics and Data Summit March 20-22, 2018, at Oracle HQ, Redwood Shores, CA.
Deadline for Submissions:  Dec. 3rd.
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All Analytics. All Data. No Nonsense.
March 20–22, 2018
 
We’ve changed our name! Formerly called the BIWA Summit with the Spatial and Graph Summit.

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Best practices with pandas (video series)

At the PyCon 2018 conference, I presented a tutorial called “Using pandas for Better (and Worse) Data Science”. Through a series of exercises, I demonstrated best practices with pandas to help students become more fluent at using pandas to answer data science questions and avoid data science errors.
I split the tutorial into 10 videos.

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Advanced Analytics: What’s Ahead for 2018

2018 will be the year of the three As:  AI, Automation, and Advancing analytics skills
In 2017, advanced analytics maintained its momentum in the enterprise. Open source technologies such R and Python gained ground.  Other technologies such as machine learning continued to pique interest.  Use of the cloud become more mainstream.

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Growth in 2019? Look at US Housing Values

As the end of 2018 soon closes, all eyes are turning to the prospects for economic growth in 2019. As seemingly always, growth comes from the US housing market or results in reinvestment in the US housing market. In either case, we see growth in or through the US housing market. People make more and buy more expensive homes. People make more because people are buying more expensive homes.

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The hacker’s guide to uncertainty estimates

It started with a tweet:
New years resolution: every plot I make during 2018 will contain uncertainty estimates— Erik Bernhardsson (@fulhack) January 7, 2018
Why? Because I’ve been sitting in 100,000,000 meetings where people endlessly debate whether the monthly number of widgets is going up or down, or whether widget method X is more productive than widget method Y.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2019

A year back, a year ahead.
Below, you’ll find a 2018 retrospective.
Here, you’ll find my new goals for 2019. I looked forward to making them all year. It’s fun to look back on the last year and my crazy goals. It’s amazing to see not only what I’ve accomplished, but what I’ve failed to do. That is clarifying. The last year shows what mattered to me and what didn’t.

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Latent Panelists Affinities: a Social Science case study

As part of the IBM PartyCloud happened in Milan on 20th September 2018, I gave a talk “A Journey into Data Science & AI” presenting a case study about estimating Panelists Latent Affinities. I showed the components to develop an intelligent social agent able to classify entities and estimate latent affinities.

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Optimizing a Daily Fantasy Sports NBA lineup — Knapsack, NumPy, and Giannis

Pic when I was sitting courtside on Oct 24th, 2018. If you zoom in a little, you can see Giannis about to make a screen, while Embiid watches from the other side of the court to help out if the screen is successful. Both players were in the optimal lineup that night.
Opener
In the data world, when looking for projects or an interesting problem, sports almost always gives you the opportunity.

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