Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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Kernel-based pattern recognition in machine learning | The Big Data Hub

Kernel-based pattern recognition in machine learning | The Big Data Hub | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Kernel-based learning methods form the foundation of an important approach to machine learning, particularly as relates to text classification.
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Sizing Up Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet

Sizing Up Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Internet companies were just the start. Virtually every field, from science to sports to public health, is being transformed by data-driven discovery and decision-making.
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Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics | Tufekci | First Monday

Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics
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sandra alvaro's curator insight, October 23, 2014 9:38 AM

Unsurprisingly, targeting individuals as individuals rather as members of broadly defined aggregates has long been the holy grail of political campaigns. Such efforts have been underway for decades. Culling information from credit cards, magazine subscriptions, voter registration files, direct canvassing efforts and other sources, political parties, as well as private databases, have compiled as much information as they can on all individual voters. However, until recently, the collection of individual level data was messy and fragmented, and targeting was still on done by aggregate groups, which were simply based on richer individualized data than before. Much of this has changed with the rise of the Internet, which greatly increases the type and amount of individual data, and computational analytics, altering what information can be gleaned from these sources.

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Why big data might be more about automation than insights

Why big data might be more about automation than insights | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Big data technologies are like manufacturing robots: they let people do what they're already trying to do, only faster than before and at a much greater scale.
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