Statistical Aspects of Data Mining Stats 202

June 23, 2010

David Mease, who worked at Google and taught a course at Stanford, Statistical Aspects of Data Mining Stats 202, presents his lectures at Google as Google Tech Talks:

Statistical Aspects of Data Mining Stats 202 Day 1

Statistical Aspects of Data Mining Stats 202, Day 2

Statistical Aspects of Data Mining Stats 202, Day 3


World Cup Special III

June 23, 2010


Footbalistic is a great page for all football fans out there. It is the first football website of its kind to deliver professional-quality statistics and analytics of our favorite game. On the page you can finde answers to questions like “Where did these two players play together before?” or “Who was the top European scorer in 2007?”.

Let me know if there is any question about soccer that you cannot find on Footbalistic.

Source: http://www.footbalistic.com/en

Data Mining Competition: Win up to 5000USD

June 23, 2010

This year´s ICDM Data Mining Contest task is to predict city traffic for the purpose of intelligent driver navigation and improved journey planning. There are three independent tasks: traffic, jams and GPS. Each of them approaches the problem of traffic prediction from a different perspective and involves different types of data. You can either participate in all of them or just choose any task you like. The competition started on June 22nd, 2010 (you can still register, the status is on open) and will last until September 6th, 2010. It is organized on TunedIT Challenges data mining platform. Best solutions will be awarded with prizes worth 5,000 USD in total.

Conference
The ICDM has established itself as the world’s premier research conference in data mining and will be held in Sydney, Australia on December 14-17.

Source: http://tunedit.org/challenge/IEEE-ICDM-2010

Data Mining Add-ins for Excel

June 13, 2010

Those data mining video tutorials apply to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Here you can finde several videos about using the Data Mining Table Analysis Tool e.g. “Getting Started”, “Forecast” or “Shopping Basket Analysis”. So wether you are a novice or an advanced user you can finde the videos might be right for you.

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd299423%28SQL.100%29.aspx

What is data mining?

June 13, 2010

NJIT School of Management professor Stephan P Kudyba describes what data mining is and how it is being used in the business world.


World Cup Special II

June 13, 2010

Bayes Forecast is a company which conducts analyses on massive amounts of data for their customers. For the ongoing World Cup they have developed a forecast. For the full forecast click here. In a couple of weeks we will know how suitable their predictions were.

Source: http://www.bayesforecast.com/IRD/mundialSudafrica2010.html

World Cup Special I

June 11, 2010

This is for everyone who is excited about the soccer World Cup 2010. The Marca Cup Calendar: it is an interactive tool for scheduling  all of your important games. Run over your favorite teams to see when there matches are or check on what day which tournaments take place.  It is really fun!
For more great visualizations of the World Cup click here.

Source: http://www.marca.com/deporte/futbol/mundial/sudafrica-2010/calendario-english.html