Within soccer’s nascent analytics movement, one metric dominates most discussions. It’s called Expected Goals or xG. Models for calculating xG differ, but the underlying concept is the same. In a nutshell, xG takes a shot’s characteristics – distance from goal, angle from goal, root cause, etc. – and assigns... Read more
Social media has fundamentally changed the way in which we interact with each other, and with the World Wide Web. Our web activities are now inherently social. We can keep in touch with close friends on facebook without ever needing to pick up a phone or get on a... Read more
Every week we bring you a selection of the best data science articles we find in Cyberspace. We start with high school students writings on AI, lessons learned by one of the leading Machine Learning expert, building bots without programming, an intro into probabilistic programming and take a look... Read more
ODSC East US Attendees Visualization
Everyone – well, almost everyone – likes maps, especially maps with interesting data. The final product of analysis hides the mountain of work that goes into its creation. In this case, all the blood, sweat, and tears comes from those versed in the intricacies of geospatial data analysis. So,... Read more
The Coolest Natural Language Processing Applications
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the most interesting areas of Data Science. From analysis of the political arena, to organizing meetings, and forming the bedrock of the dream of strong A.I, training computers to truly understand the nuances of human language is part of the yet unreached... Read more
Data science is an interdisciplinary endeavor, and it serves the purpose of extracting insight from varying sources of information. Various communities come together at Data Science Conferences to share their knowledge and promote innovation. It is not surprising, then, that the tools showcased by data scientists at ODSC East... Read more
Data Science on Twitter
By: Jason O’Rawe – ODSC data science team contributor Twitter is an indispensable resource for data scientists as well as for the broader data science community. With the right connections, you can use twitter to learn data science, discover new technologies, computational tools and methodologies, and you can contribute... Read more
Amazon Machine Learning: Nice and Easy or Overly Simple?
Can the new Amazon Machine Learning help companies reap the benefits of predictive analytics? Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) promises to put data science within the reach of companies. In that context, Amazon Machine Learning is a predictive analytics service with binary/multiclass classification and linear regression features. The service... Read more
Intro to Text mining using R
Abstract: Attendees will learn the foundations of text mining approaches in addition to learn basic text mining scripting functions used in R. The audience will learn what text mining is, then perform primary text mining such as keyword scanning, dendogram and word cloud creation. Later participants will be able... Read more
The recent Republican and Democratic debates drew unprecedented amounts of viewers and the usual lot of controversies and soundbites in the media. Each debate deeply impacted future polls, subsequent fundraising, and the composition of the race. In our polarized media landscape, ensuing political analysis always suffer from political bias.... Read more