Blogs

Beyond listening: Shifting focus to the business of social

Beyond listening: Shifting focus to the business of social

November 18, 2015 | by Rebecca Shockley, Business Analytics Global Research Leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value, IBM
By listening to data from interactive social platforms, organizations can not only stay abreast of what consumers are thinking today, but also anticipate what they will be thinking tomorrow. To learn more, discover how paying attention to Twitter data helped Monsanto get a head start on its 15-year...
How African schools are using cognitive systems to help shape the future of education

How African schools are using cognitive systems to help shape the future of education

November 4, 2015 | by Bernhard Warner, Veteran Journalist and Partner, StoryTK
Students fall behind in their educations for any of a number of reasons, but Dr. Komminist Weldemariam is out to find out exactly what those reasons are. By doing so, he and his team hope to help schools and students everywhere ensure that no student falls through the cracks.
Kernel-based pattern recognition in machine learning

Kernel-based pattern recognition in machine learning

November 3, 2015 | by Murat Yazici, Senior Data Scientist/Researcher, JForce Information Technologies Inc.
Kernel-based learning methods form the foundation of an important approach to machine learning, particularly as relates to text classification. Several kernels that are especially notable for their usefulness in text mining also hold potential for other advanced analytics applications.
Deriving insight from text mining and machine learning

Deriving insight from text mining and machine learning

November 2, 2015 | by Murat Yazici, Senior Data Scientist/Researcher, JForce Information Technologies Inc.
Text mining is becoming an increasingly vital tool for gaining insight from all the text data that flows over the Internet. This overview describes the basic steps of text mining methods and shows how machine learning techniques can help parse natural language processing.
IBM Insight 2015, day 3: Final thoughts and transformative announcements

IBM Insight 2015, day 3: Final thoughts and transformative announcements

October 30, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
For some, Wednesdays at Insight conferences can be the last day of the event when the morning general sessions feature a luminary speaker or speakers from other industries such as arts and entertainment, sports and others. Generally, all the big news and exciting announcements take place on days...
IBM Insight 2015, day 2: Highlights from sessions and the Hack the Weather finals

IBM Insight 2015, day 2: Highlights from sessions and the Hack the Weather finals

October 28, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
From the general session to the Hack the Weather finals, attendees at Insight 2015 enjoyed an embarrassment of riches on day two of the conference. Read on for a rundown of the sessions and events that made the second day of Insight a resounding success.
IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights

IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights

October 27, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Get up to speed on the exciting announcements and other observations from day one at IBM Insight 2015.
Set fire to your cloud with a single Spark

Set fire to your cloud with a single Spark

October 27, 2015 | by Stacy McAuliffe, Content Marketing Manager, IBM
All the excitement around Spark is completely justified. With features such as cached in-memory distributed computing and extension libraries, Spark brings unprecedented speed to cloud-based applications while remaining easy to use.
Accelerating big data implementations with ODPi

Accelerating big data implementations with ODPi

October 23, 2015 | by Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff, IBM
Discover how the ODPi will feature in sessions at Insight 2015, allowing you to dig into open technology with peers and industry leaders.
Make sense of hybrid data

Make sense of hybrid data

September 22, 2015 | by Robert Routzahn, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Information Integration & Governance, IBM
Sorting through data inconsistencies, particularly in hybrid data, can add a slew of confusing definitions and contexts that impact productivity and efficiency. With more valuable metadata than ever before at their disposal, organizations need a comprehensive strategy for metadata that helps them...

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