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Machine-Learning Algorithms Can Uncover Hidden Scientific Knowledge With Little Training

July 4, 2019

Berkeley Lab study finds that text mining of scientific literature can lead to new discoveries. Sure, computers can…
Successful Results Prompt BlipTrack Tech Expansion at Birmingham Airport to Streamline Operations

March 22, 2019

Following great queue management results in Birmingham Airport´s immigration halls, the airport has decided to expand the BlipTrack…
NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenge 1: Integrated Chemistry Database for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

December 28, 2018

Challenge 1 aims to address the need for an open-source, controlled-access database that incorporates all currently available chemical,…
Who cares? New technology helps answer a big question about big data for educators

July 25, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a new way to track the effectiveness of online learning programs, speeches and…
Teaching Computers to Guide Science: New Machine Learning Method Sees the Forests and the Trees

March 6, 2018

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers say “iterative Random Forests” will deliver powerful scientific insights While it may…
Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

September 13, 2017

Did you know researchers are reading and analyzing your tweets and Facebook posts in the name of science?…
Data mining finds more than expected beneath Andean Plateau

August 24, 2017

Seismologists investigating how Earth forms new continental crust have compiled more than 20 years of seismic data from…
Emojis: How we assign meaning to these ever-popular symbols

May 20, 2017

Why is  more popular than  or , when all three express happiness? Why am I less likely to…
‘KinderMining’: Tackling big data sets by keeping things simple

March 30, 2017

With about 100 lines of code, a Morgridge Institute for Research team has unleashed a fast, simple and…
Researchers mine online consumer reviews to identify unsafe toys

December 11, 2015

With toy shopping season in full swing, families are seeking toys that are not only fun but safe…
Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 31, 2015

Instagram could offer a novel way of monitoring the drinking habits of teenagers. Using photos and text from…
Searching big data faster

August 28, 2015

For more than a decade, gene sequencers have been improving more rapidly than the computers required to make…
Cellphone data can track infectious diseases

August 25, 2015

Tracking mobile phone data is often associated with privacy issues, but these vast datasets could be the key…
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter

June 2, 2015

A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of…
‘Deep Web Search’ May Help Scientists

May 25, 2015

When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren’t the whole…
Help from Big Data: Walking, driving and riding in a winter wonderland

February 6, 2015

For Paul Torrens, wintry weather is less about sledding and more about testing out models of human behavior.…
Analysis: It’s surprisingly easy to identify individuals from credit-card metadata

January 30, 2015

In this week’s issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of…
Cambridge Computer Algorithm Knows You As Good As Your Spouse

January 19, 2015

These days, saying that Facebook knows a lot about us is a virtually redundant statement. Everyone is aware…
Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family

January 13, 2015

Researchers have found that, based on enough Facebook Likes, computers can judge your personality traits better than your…
What you tweet when you go party can be useful for improving urban planning

December 30, 2014

Millions of Twitter users are constantly reporting where they are and what they are doing. With this information,…
Combined news sentiment and web browsing data predicts intra-day stock prices

December 15, 2014

Data mining is rapidly becoming a ‘holy grail’ of modern science, especially when a particular field of science…
astroML: Machine Learning for Astrophysics

November 20, 2014

The amount of scientific data available to researchers and society is increasing at a rapid pace. Modern data…
Next for DARPA: ‘Autocomplete’ for programmers

November 12, 2014

Writing computer programs could become as easy as searching the Internet. A Rice University-led team of software experts…
Google searches have potential to improve flu monitoring

October 31, 2014

Flu season is around the corner. However, techniques used to forecast spread of influenza viruses are not able…
Laying the groundwork for data-driven science

October 6, 2014

The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is rapidly transforming science, industry and everyday life,…
MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment

October 2, 2014

The MIT Media Lab yesterday announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year,…
Please read my paper: Text and data mining of scholarly literature

October 1, 2014

There is no shortage of reading material in the research community. Scholars are now publishing nearly two million…
Will Big Data change economics?

September 23, 2014

Big Data is probably one of the most frequently used buzzwords today. But will it change the face…
“Anonymous” social graphs can be cracked automatically

August 12, 2014

Quite a while ago the research community has noticed that social networks provide amounts of new data that…
Researchers show that how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going

August 12, 2014

Rutgers researchers have shown that GPS technology is not needed to show where a driver traveled. A starting…
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