Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

July 25, 2014
Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea
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What's machine learning? It depends on who you ask

June 23, 2014
As interest in machine learning has grown, its definition has expanded to include a panoply of techniques for automating knowledge and pattern discovery from fresh data
Big Data
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Big data log analysis thrives on machine learning

June 18, 2014
Huge quantities of log data generated by all sorts of devices opens immense potential for insight, but machine learning is needed to make sense of it
Big Data
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Too big, too small, or just right? Balancing your social connections

June 05, 2014
An MIT professor analyzes social graph data to find where influence meets connectedness -- and how to maximize it
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Never put everything in one database basket, even if it's Hadoop

May 16, 2014
Those who recommend putting everything in a Hadoop data lake forget some obvious lessons of database history
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Machine learning floats all boats on big data's ocean

February 28, 2014
Machine learning is the unsung hero that powers many of the most sophisticated big data analytic applications
Big Data, Hadoop
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Cognitive computing can take the semantic Web to the next level

January 30, 2014
As big data analytics pushes deeper into cognitive computing, it needs to bring the semantic Web into the heart of this new age
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Big data demands nonstop experimentation

December 12, 2013
Predictive modeling needs the dynamic experimentation of big data to discern true, underlying correlations. Some organizations are ready for that disruption -- and some aren't
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YARN unwinds MapReduce's grip on Hadoop

November 22, 2013
Hadoop has been known as MapReduce running on HDFS, but with YARN, Hadoop 2.0 broadens pool of potential applications
Big Data, Hadoop
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Sometimes it's OK to treat people like numbers

October 17, 2013
After all, the customers' own Web activity fuels analytic models, but a caveat: The data can grow too complex
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