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Huge sets of data are generated every day by people using online applications, whether they’re blogging, shopping, or just clicking on links. Many techniques for analyzing and interpreting these datasets exist in the fields of visualization, data-mining, and machine learning, making it possible to use this data to draw new conclusions, build predictive models, and make web applications smarter.
This talk will use this idea to explore some analyses of several different types of data:
And several analysis techniques:
Segaran will show you some collected data, an overview of how the algorithms work, some results and ideas about how the various techniques could be incorporated into a web application.
Toby Segaran is the author of the O’Reilly title, “Programming Collective Intelligence”, Amazon’s top-selling AI book, formerly the Director of Software Development at Genstruct, and now a Data Magnate at Metaweb. He loves applying data-mining algorithms to everything ranging from pharmaceutical trials to the Technorati Top 100.