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Kaggle Competition Feeds

  • Synchronous Kernels-only Competitions: Real ML in Real Time May 17, 2019 9:18 pm
    tl;dr - We are pleased to share that we now support a general synchronous Kernels-only (KO) format: when you submit a Kernel, Kaggle will run the code against both the public test set and a withheld private test set in real time. To kick things off, you're invited to join Instant Gratification, our first synchronous Kernels-only competition using our new framework. Four Years of Kernels at Kaggle In 2015, Kaggle introduced Kernels as a resource to competition participants. It was ...
    Will Cukierski
  • Host a Kaggle Days Meetup in Your Hometown April 3, 2019 3:00 pm
    You’ve been hearing a lot about Kaggle Days lately and that's because we’re excited to be co-hosting a number of incredible events this year alongside our friends at LogicAI. We know Kaggle Days aren't accessible to everyone in the community, though, which is why we’re doubly excited about Kaggle Days Meetups! What are Kaggle Days Meetups? Kaggle Days Meetups are smaller, local events hosted by and for Kagglers. These meetups provide space for data scientists to learn, network, and have ...
    Kaggle Team
  • New Changes to the Kaggle Progression System April 1, 2019 12:00 pm
    Kaggle was founded on the principles of meritocracy, and our community has thrived as a place where anyone—regardless of background or degree—can earn accolades for their performance in machine learning competitions. Over the years, we’ve seen how one’s Kaggle rankings in competitions and community contributions can serve as powerful credentials in the data science industry. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the newest and highest Kaggle tier of all: The Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmaster. This next tier of achievement uses ...
    Kaggle Team
  • Data Notes: Surprising Insights Into When Crowdfunding Works March 14, 2019 2:00 pm
    Data Notes for March 14th Home loans, crowdfunding, and the best artwork of all time: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels   1. 💸 An Insightful Story About Successful Crowdfunding Projects (Link) 2. 🏠 What Gets You a Home Loan in Washington? (Link) 3. 🏪 Marketing Segmentation: From Raw Data to Clusters (Link) 4. 📈 Linear Regression - Step by Step Assumptions (Link) 5. 🌎 Global Suicide Trends & Analysis (Link) 6. 🏥 Skin Lesion Analyzer (Link) ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: Homer Simpson and Heart Disease February 28, 2019 3:00 pm
    Data Notes for February 28th Heart disease, presidential candidates, and cartoons: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels   1. 💔 What Causes Heart Disease? Explaining the Model (Link) 2. 📊 Genomic Visualization via Dimensionality Reduction (Link) 3. 🍩 The Simpsons DCGAN Image Generator (Link) 4. 💣 The Rise and Fall of PUBG - Steam Reviews Analysis (Link) 5. 🍗 Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Yelp Reviews (Link) 6. 📸 Introduction to Image Augmentation using Fastai (Link) 7. 💵 ...
    Paul Mooney
  • The Future of AI in Africa Looks Bright | A Winner Interview with Mhamed Jabri February 26, 2019 8:16 pm
    Last year we took our annual data science survey to the next level by turning over the results to YOU through an open-ended Kernel competition. We were overwhelmed by the response and quality of kernels submitted. Not only are Kagglers amazing data scientists, but they’re incredible storytellers as well! Mhamed Jabri was one of those skillful enough to take our data and shape it into something meaningful— not just for Kaggle, but for the data science community at large. We ...
    Kaggle Team
  • Data Notes: Analyzing Ethereum Classic via Google BigQuery February 14, 2019 3:00 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Cryptocurrency, climate change, and the price of avocados: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels   1. 💸 Analyzing Ethereum Classic via Google BigQuery (Link) 2. 🌎 Machine Learning for Geospatial Data (Link) 3. 👀 What Does a CNN See? (Link) 4. 🥑 Price of Avocados || Time Series Forecasting (Link) 5. 😃 Visualization & EDA on World Happiness Report (Link) 6. 🌦️ Climate Change Forecast - SARIMA Model (Link) 7. 🏭 Nuclear ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: How to Teach an AI to Dance January 31, 2019 3:00 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! The NFL, Taylor Swift, and Malaria: Enjoy these new, intriguing and overlooked datasets and kernels   1. 🕺How to Teach an AI to Dance (Link) 2. 🔬Malaria Detection with PyTorch (Link) 3. 🤠Emojifier with RNN (Link) 4. 🎤 Taylor Swift Lyric Exploration (Link) 5. 🚓 AutoTel Shared Cars Availability (Link) 6. 📚 What Gets You Into Grad School? (Link) 7. 🏈 Mapping NFL Player Birthplaces with Folium (Link) 8. 🎧 Dataset: Respiratory Sounds Database (Link) ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Reviewing 2018 and Previewing 2019 January 18, 2019 4:00 pm
    TLDR Kaggle ended 2018 with 2.5MM members, up from 1.4M at the end of 2017 and 840K when we were acquired in March 2017. We had 1.55MM logged-in-users visit Kaggle in 2018, up 73% from 895K in 2017. In 2019, we aim to grow the community passed 4MM members.   Kaggle Kernels Kaggle Kernels is our hosted data science environment. It allows our users to author, execute, and share code written in Python and R. Kaggle Kernels entered 2018 as ...
    Anthony Goldbloom

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

  • An Inside Look on Design of the 21st Century from Don Norman May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
    The man, the legend. There is no designer in the world who hasn’t heard of Don Norman at some point, probably because his book,... The post An Inside Look on Design of the 21st Century from Don Norman appeared first on Topcoder.
    PereViki
  • Single Round Match 758 Editorials May 15, 2019 12:44 pm
    LongJump2 The implementation is fairly straightforward. The main thing we need to realize is that it is not sufficient to keep track of the... The post Single Round Match 758 Editorials appeared first on Topcoder.
    misof
  • Quantum Computers as Cloud Service May 14, 2019 7:43 pm
    Do you know real quantum computers are just few clicks away from you? As discussed in previous blog posts, quantum computers are very sophisticated... The post Quantum Computers as Cloud Service appeared first on Topcoder.
    binit92
  • Getting to Know the Topcoder Admins – meet anthoneo! May 13, 2019 5:54 pm
    1. I know you joined Topcoder recently as a Challenge Architect. Tell me a little more about your background and what attracted you to... The post Getting to Know the Topcoder Admins – meet anthoneo! appeared first on Topcoder.
    DaraK
  • 2019 Topcoder Collegiate Contest Qualifiers Editorials May 11, 2019 4:58 pm
    MaxPlanting A few key observations are necessary to make this problem a lot easier. Fortunately, gut instinct can take the place of a more... The post 2019 Topcoder Collegiate Contest Qualifiers Editorials appeared first on Topcoder.
    KassanErinn
  • Single Round Match 756 Editorials May 11, 2019 5:30 am
    Note: The editorial and the problem NewBanknote were written by misof, all other problems were written and prepared by IH19980412. CinderellaGirls The easiest solution... The post Single Round Match 756 Editorials appeared first on Topcoder.
    misof
  • Role Of Statistics in Data Science May 9, 2019 3:17 pm
    Data Science and Statistics definitions from the Data Science Association’s , “personal code of conduct”: “Data Scientists” means a professional who uses scientific methods... The post Role Of Statistics in Data Science appeared first on Topcoder.
    rkhemka
  • Leverage crowdsourcing as you make your move into IoT May 9, 2019 10:00 am
    Leverage crowdtesting as you make your move into IoT The term Internet of Things, coined back in 1999, came in with a fanfare of... The post Leverage crowdsourcing as you make your move into IoT appeared first on Topcoder.
    Sudha Panda
  • My First Year as a Topcoder Member May 7, 2019 12:51 pm
    And this day has come as well – May 7th. The first anniversary of me becoming a member of the Topcoder family. On one... The post My First Year as a Topcoder Member appeared first on Topcoder.
    PereViki
  • Designing a Brand Identity May 6, 2019 1:14 pm
    When we think about brand identity, most of the time the things that come to mind are logo design and color usage. A brand... The post Designing a Brand Identity appeared first on Topcoder.
    DaraK

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