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  • Help! I can’t reproduce a machine learning project! September 19, 2018 3:00 pm
    Have you ever sat down with the code and data for an existing machine learning project, trained the same model, checked your results… and found that they were different from the original results?   Not being able to reproduce someone else’s results is super frustrating. Not being able to reproduce your own results is frustrating and embarrassing. And tracking down the exact reason that you aren’t able to reproduce results can take ages; it took me a solid week to ...
    Rachael Tatman
  • Winner Interview | Particle Tracking Challenge first runner-up, Pei-Lien Chou September 14, 2018 3:00 pm
    What does it take to get almost to the top? Meet Pei-Lien Chou, the worthy runner-up in our recent MLTrack Particle Tracking Challenge. We invited him to tell us about how he placed so well in this challenge. In this contest, Kagglers were challenged to build an algorithm that would quickly reconstruct particle tracks from 3D points left in the silicon detectors. This was part one of a two-phase challenge. In the accuracy phase, which ran from May to August ...
    The Kaggle Team
  • Data Notes: The Secret to Getting to a Second Date September 6, 2018 5:13 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Statistical Analyses, Mixed Models, and Second Dates: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels.   1. 💑 The Secret to Getting the Second Date (link) 2. 📊 Statistical Analysis || A Frequentist Approach (link) 3. 👀 Deep Clustering for Unsupervised Learning Of Visual Features (link) 4. 🚀 Steganography: Hiding Star Wars Scripts in Images (link) 5. 😩 What's the Relation Between Twitter and Mood? (link) 6. ⛹🏾 NBA Player of the Week… He’s on Fire!!! (link) 7. 🤹🏼 Mixed Models ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: Drought and the War in Syria August 23, 2018 3:12 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! ARIMA, Syria, and mapping The Cure: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels.   1. 💦 Did Drought Cause the War in Syria? (link) 2.📈 Time Series for Beginners with ARIMA (link) 3.🤔 Understand ARIMA and Tune P, D, Q (link) 4.💵 A Hitchhiker's Guide to Lending Club Loan Data (link) 5.🦁 Yellowbrick — Regression Visualizer Examples (link) 6.💉 (Bio)statistics in R: Part #3 (link) 7.🤘 EDA - The Cure Discography (link) 8.🧠 Dataset: ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Getting Started with Competitions - A Peer to Peer Guide August 22, 2018 4:15 pm
    Originally published: Towards Data Science by William Koehrsen. Learning the Kaggle Environment and an Introductory Notebook In the field of data science, there are almost too many resources available: from Datacamp to Udacity to KDnuggets, there are thousands of places online to learn about data science. However, if you are someone who likes to jump in and learn by doing, Kaggle might be the single best location for expanding your skills through hands-on data science projects. While it originally was known as ...
    William Koehrsen
  • Data Notes: From Hate Speech to Russian Troll Tweets August 9, 2018 7:16 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels. 1. 🤬 From Hate Speech to Russian Troll Tweets (link) 2. 🇰 Data Science Trends on Kaggle (link) 3. 👜Fashion AC-GAN with Keras (link) 4. 📈 (Bio)statistics in R: Part #2 (link) 5. 🛰 Segmenting Buildings in Satellite Images (link) 6. ⚽ World Cup 2018: The One That Nearly Came Home (link) 7. 🇯🇵 The Best "Izakaya" Restaurant in Kyoto (link) 8. 👹 Dataset: Russian Troll Tweets (link) 9. 📈 Dataset: Political Propaganda on Facebook ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: Winning Solutions of Kaggle Competitions July 26, 2018 10:28 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Winners, tumors, and avocados: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels.   1. 🏆 Winning Solutions of Kaggle Competitions (link) 2. 🏥 Tumor Diagnosis - Neural Net from First Principles (link) 3. 💔 Cardiomegaly Pretrained VGG16 (link) 4. 😷 Xception Model for Chest X-Rays (link) 5. 🥑 Predicting Prices of Avocados (link) 6. 📱 Visual Analysis of Apps on AppleStore (link) 7. 🚲 The Beautiful Tour de France (link) 8. 📸 Dataset: NIH DeepLesion Subset (link) 9. 📈 Dataset: Financial Tweets (link) ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: How to Forecast the S&P 500 with Prophet July 12, 2018 6:15 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Stock markets, political parties, and extraterrestrials: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels. 1. S&P 500 Simple Forecasting with Prophet (link) 2. 📚 arXiv Data Analysis: Computation and Language Papers (link) 3. 👽 Dysonian SETI with Machine Learning (link) 4. 🎦 Content-based Recommender Using Text Mining (link) 5. 🎬 Predicting Cast in TV's Frasier Based on Dialog (link) 6. 🇮🇱 Shift in Votes Between Political Parties (link) 7. 🇰 Data Science Glossary on Kaggle (link) 8. 🚗 Kaggle Dataset #1: ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: Your smartphone knows *what*? June 28, 2018 5:52 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Mushrooms, rats, and smartphones: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels.   1. 📞 What Does Your Smartphone Know About You? (link) 2. ⚽ Another World Cup 2018 Predictions Kernel (link) 3. 🍄 Mushroom Classification with K-Means Clustering (link) 4. 📚 Predicting English Pronunciations (link) 5. 👏 Medium Article Clap Predictor (link) 6. 🎓 World University Rankings Advanced Analysis (link) 7. 🌇 Maps EDA and Models with NYC Census Data (link) 8. 📶 Kaggle Dataset #1: NYC Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations (link) ...
    Paul Mooney

TunedIT Data Mining Feeds

  • Winner’s notes. Eleftherios Spyromitros – Xioufis on Music Instruments Recognition July 20, 2011 4:52 pm
    By Eleftherios Spyromitros Xioufis (lefman), winner of the Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Profile I am currently in the 1st year of my PhD studies in the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery (MLKD) group. One of the main […]
    Eleftherios Spyromitros-Xioufis
  • Winners’ notes. CNSlab team on music instruments recognition April 22, 2011 3:47 pm
    By Robert Coleman and Daniel Schoonover (CNSlab) from Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab, Department of Cognitive Science, UC Irvine, USA – 3rd in Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Two training datasets were provided, one larger one containing data taken from single instruments, and one smaller one with data from combinations of exactly […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Using Multi-Resolution Clustering for Music Genre Identification April 12, 2011 3:04 pm
    By Amanda Schierz, Marcin Budka and Edward Apeh (domcastro, BeYou) from Bournemouth University, UK, 1st and 2nd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Thanks for this competition – it was great fun. Software used: R, Weka, LibSVM, Matlab, Excel. This was the 2nd competition I had entered (the first being […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Brian Jones on Incremental Transductive Ridge Regression April 6, 2011 12:51 pm
    By Brian S. Jones (wahoo) from Sandia National Laboratories, USA, 3rd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. I became interested in the ISMIS 2011 genres contest due to the challenge that some contestants noted in the online forum:  standard model selection via cross-validation did not work well on the problem.  […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Ed Ramsden on his winning solution in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 25, 2011 3:31 pm
    By Ed Ramsden (EdR), the winner of SIAM SDM’11 Data Mining Contest. The basis for my model was the Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN), which was originally introduced by Donald Specht in 1990. The PNN is an example-based classifier in which the ‘X’ vector for an unknown case to be classified is compared to all known-class […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winner’s notes. Yuchun Tang on noise deduction to improve classification accuracy in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 22, 2011 10:19 am
    By Yuchun Tang (piaopiao), the runner-up in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. QSAR data provided for SIAM SDM’11 Contest were known to be highly noisy. Around 30% of labels provided could be wrong due to experimental uncertainty, as reported by the organizers after the contest was closed. Furthermore, this contest only counted the last submission, which means […]
    yuchun tang
  • Winners’ notes. Frank Lemke on self-organizing high-dimensional QSAR modeling from noisy data February 17, 2011 5:26 pm
    By Frank Lemke (pat) from KnowledgeMiner Software, 3rd in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. Safety of pharmaceutical and chemical products with respect to human health and the environment has been a major concern for the public, regulatory bodies, and the industry, for a long time and this demand is increasing. Safety aspects start in the early design […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Robert Wieczorkowski, Yasser Tabandeh and Harris Papadopoulos on SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 11, 2011 11:34 am
    We have a pleasure to publish three after-challenge reports authored by participants of SIAM DM 2011 Data Mining Contest who achieved ex aequo the 4th best score (differed only in time of submission). Hope you’ll find the reports insightful. To view full results of the competition see Leaderboard and Summary pages. * * * By […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 2 November 5, 2010 6:19 am
    As previously announced, we publish further descriptions of top solutions of the IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation. This time you may read reports on Task 2 “Jams” and Task 3 “GPS”. Solutions of Task 1 can be found in Part 1. If you want to ask the authors any questions […]
    magdalena pancewicz
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 1 October 26, 2010 4:19 pm
    The IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation came to an end. As promised, we publish descriptions of top solutions, provided by participants. Although the reports had to be brief, the authors not only revealed a good deal of important details about their approaches, but also kept the descriptions straightforward and concise, […]
    magdalena pancewicz

Topcoder Feeds

  • Getting to Know the Veterans Community: A Conversation with Kelly Macleod May 31, 2018 10:00 am
    Making the transition from military to civilian life is not easy. What makes it even more difficult for veterans, is the... The post Getting to Know the Veterans Community: A Conversation with Kelly Macleod appeared first on .
    gsengupta
  • A Determined Designer: In Conversation with Rio May 30, 2018 2:00 pm
    Rio Andrew M Purba (rioburba) joined the Topcoder Design Community in 2014. For a while, Rio was struggling to win challenges... The post A Determined Designer: In Conversation with Rio appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • One Veteran and One Fresh: Interview With Algorithm Competitors monsoon and falanga. May 30, 2018 1:00 pm
    We interviewed two people who participate in Topcoder Short Round Matches and achieved high results (>= 89% percentile) in different years:... The post One Veteran and One Fresh: Interview With Algorithm Competitors monsoon and falanga. appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • Competing at Topcoder is Still a Win – Even If You Lose May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
    Is there anything you get besides money when you competing in TC challenges? Yeah… knowledge and experiences that money can’t buy.... The post Competing at Topcoder is Still a Win – Even If You Lose appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • How Veterans Add Value in the Tech Industry Today May 29, 2018 11:35 am
    For many, our knowledge of the military is limited, perhaps purely conceptual. And for families and friends of veterans and active... The post How Veterans Add Value in the Tech Industry Today appeared first on .
    jcastle
  • Concept versus Production Design May 29, 2018 8:25 am
    Introduction You may have noticed that certain competitions will have these key phrases in their titles : E.g. Solid Start –... The post Concept versus Production Design appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round Editorials May 27, 2018 1:21 am
    TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round was held on 26th May 2018. Thanks to [ltdtl] and [lg5293] for the editorials. Level Easy JumpingJackDiv1... The post TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round Editorials appeared first on .
    Harshit Mehta
  • Congratulations to our TCO18 Stage 3 Finalists & Trip Winners May 25, 2018 2:32 pm
    The post Congratulations to our TCO18 Stage 3 Finalists & Trip Winners appeared first on .
    jessie
  • Getting to Know Topcoder Admins: Meet High-Def – Issa John! May 25, 2018 8:06 am
    Issa is new to the Topcoder team but is eager to be a huge part of the Design team. Jumping in... The post Getting to Know Topcoder Admins: Meet High-Def – Issa John! appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today May 24, 2018 11:35 am
    Consumers have become more demanding of technology and the user experience. If an app consistently takes too long to load, it’ll... The post QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today appeared first on .
    jcastle

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