10 Terrible Ways to Start a Presentation

We‘ve all seen presentations to large groups where the presenter takes the stage nervous, sweating, with a dry mouth and a carefully chosen statement intended to kick off his or her PowerPoint. A strong start to a presentation can secure the attention of your audience as it engages their attention and willingness to step into the flow of your story.

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The graph visualization landscape 2019

Graph are meant to be seen
The third layer of graph technology that we discuss in this article is the front-end layer, the graph visualization one. The visualization of information has been the support of many types of analysis, including Social Network Analysis. For decades, visual representations have helped researchers, analysts and enterprises derive insights from their data.

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Machine Learning – Next Big Step in Master Data Management

Over last 12 years, I have seen Master Data Management help companies automate and improve data. It has helped companies take a strategic approach to managing data by removing processes that were mainly left manual and time-consuming for years.
We have seen an exponential increase in volume and variety of data in last 5-6 years.

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Is machine learning research moving in the right direction

Research in machine learning has seen some of the biggest and brightest minds of our time – and copious amounts of funding – funneled into the pursuit of better, safer, and more generalizable algorithms. As the field grows, there is vigorous debate around the direction that growth should take (for a less biased take, see here).

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Download a Chapter of Data Mining Techniques (3rd Edition) for Free

As seen on KDNuggets, you may now download Chapter 19, Derived Variables: Making the Data Mean More for free, thanks to our friends at JMP. This chapter is one of my personal favorites because it is about the part of data mining I find most enjoyable–thinking of ways to expose more of the information hidden in a data set so predictive algorithms are able to make use of it.

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Map of nighttime lights normalized by population

You’ve probably seen the composite map of lights at night from NASA. It looks a lot like population density. Tim Wallace adjusted the map for population, so that you can see (roughly) the areas that produce more light per person.
Adjusting NOAA nighttime lights for population reveals areas that create an outsized amount of light per person living there. pic.twitter.

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