I recently read a good article on the difference between structured and unstructured data. The author defines structured data as data that can be easily organized. As a result these type of data are easily analyzable. Unstructured data refers to information that either does not have a pre-defined data model and/or is not organized in a predefined manner. Unstructured data are not easy to analyze. A primary goal of a data scientist is to extract structure from unstructured data. Natural language processing is a process of extracting something useful (e.g., sentiment, topics) from something that is essentially useless (e.g., text).
Megalomaniacal internet retailer Amazon began as an online seller of books—as CEO Jeff Bezos once explained it to a horrified Kansas City bookseller—because it allowed the company to gather data on affluent, educated shoppers.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients InformationWeek Analyzing big data can predict patients' future risk of metabolic syndrome and allow individuals and clinicians to work together on preventative steps that save lives and money.
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Businesses across the world are always trying to gain the upper hand on competitors. They try to new products, create new marketing schemes and invest in expensive technology, all to gain a competitive edge. Too often, however, the consumer and his or her experience with the product or service is overlooked. An integral part in business success is providing a consumer experience that goes beyond normal and creates a desire in the consumer to return again and again.
Medical Xpress Google's Larry Page wants to save 100000 lives but big data isn't a cure all Medical Xpress Talking up the power of big data is a real trend at the moment and Google founder Larry Page took it to new levels this week by proclaiming...
The 2014 Big Data in Biomedicine conference was held here last month, and interviews with keynote speakers, panelists, moderators and attendees are now available on the Stanford Medicine YouTube channel.