One of the largest and fastest growing repositories of corporate data sits behind the Salesforce CRM platform. So it made a lot of sense to see the announcement of the new Salesforce reporting API at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Even better was the announcement by one of the first Salesforce […]
Effectively utilizing valuable corporate data assets is the key to success with data science projects. One Canadian consulting company that specializes in multivariate analysis, ProSensus, offers a rather unique case study that demonstrates how to predict the crunchiness of a chip. Textural properties of snack foods are essential to customer satisfaction but they are very […]
Wondering what to cook for Thanksgiving? This is a question asked all across the United States this time of year, but the answer often depends on where you live. Big data analysts at AllRecipes.com and Tableau Software worked to parse over 78 million recipe page views stretching from last Thanksgiving to uncover most popular foods by state.
Kaggle competitions using machine learning techniques have become the fascination of data scientists worldwide. In the video below, Jeremy Howard presents to the Melbourne R meetup group, where he gave a brief overview of his Data Scientist’s Toolbox (using a few Kaggle competitions as practical examples).
One of the closely-watched conundrums of online education is how best to approximate traditional on-premise teaching methods. Grading multiple choice and short answer exam questions is straightforward, but how do you approach grading student submitted essays in a way to allow the online platform to scale to handle tens of thousands of students? Enter machine learning.