Three news for data miners today: a competition about recommender systems, the 5th annual data mining survey and a new magazine by Google! I have put a part of the official announcements for each.
This week a new data competition for the best recommendation system begins. Similar in a form to the famous Netflix Prize, asks data scientists, algorithm geeks and statisticians to devise the most accurate algorithm that suggests in personalized way what movies may be of interest for visitors of VideoLectures.net – the “YouTube for geeks” website. The algorithm will help scientists and academics navigate through vast volumes of educational contents gathered in the service.
5th Annual Data Mining Survey
Rexer Analytics, a data mining consulting firm, is conducting our 5th annual survey of the analytic behaviors, views and preferences of data mining professionals.
To participate, please click on the link below and enter the access code in the space provided. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Survey Link: www.RexerAnalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-2011-Intro2.html
Access Code: RL3X1
Google Think Quarterly
At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ – the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. We know that the faster we deliver results, the more useful people find our service.
But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.
Our first issue is dedicated to Data – amongst a morass of information, how can you find the magic metrics that will help transform your business? We hope that you find inspiration, insights, and more, in Think Quarterly.