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A Different Kind of Data Mining Automation

Posted by Heather Hinman on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 @ 03:18 AM

When your hear data mining automation, what do you usually think of? In general, the automation world has us thinking about the following process: you upload a dataset, select a multitude of modeling engines, then out comes the best model, and voilà, you're done. There are many positives in this scenario; you save time and it's generally reliable regarding the 'best model.' However, what about automating model building EXPERIMENTS? You ask: what do you mean by experiments?

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Topics: video, Battery

How To Build Your First Predictive Model in SPM [slideshare]

Posted by Heather Hinman on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 05:34 AM

Using a new data mining tools can be like learning a new language. We get it. Why spend your time learning how to use the SPM software suite? Well, I'm glad you asked!

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Topics: video, SPM, partition, predictive modeling, beginner, Data Prep

Sneak Peak: New Data Mining Video Documentation

Posted by Heather Hinman on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 @ 08:57 AM

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Topics: video, TreeNet, cost functions, beginner, Tutorial

How To Win A Data Mining Challenge: DataLab USA Knows [customer success]

Posted by Heather Hinman on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 10:22 AM

Congratulations to DataLab USA! The database marketing solutions company took first place in the 2013 Direct Marketing Association (DMA) modeling challenge with their successful use of the SPM Ultra software.

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Topics: video, Battery, marketing, direct marketing, data mining challenge

Data Mining Video Search [Quick Tip]

Posted by Heather Hinman on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

Have you checked out Salford Systems new responsive website? According to Wikipedia,
Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). With this in mind, we have undergone a website makeover; making it easier for you to use Salford's data mining resources from your mobile and/or tablet.

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Topics: video, training, Webinar, Tutorial

Introducing Salford Systems' Data Mining Video Contest [slideshare]

Posted by Heather Hinman on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

Have you heard? Salford Systems is hosting a unique style of data mining contest during the 2013 summer months. This contest is for those affiliated with an academic institution and who want to:

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Topics: video, contest

Data Mining Tutorial: TreeNet For Beginners [video]

Posted by Dan Steinberg on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

This week's blog article features a great entry-level tutorial video on how to build predictive models with TreeNet stochastic gradient boosting. Check it out, enjoy, and share your comments!

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Topics: video, TreeNet, stochastic gradient boosting, beginner

Benefits of Data Mining with Model Compression Techniques [video]

Posted by Heather Hinman on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 06:25 AM

[Video Post]

In a recent webinar series, Salford Systems introduced the newest model compression and post-processing techniques available in SPM v7.0; GPS Generalized Path Seeker, ISLE and RuleLearner.

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Topics: video, TreeNet, GPS, ISLE, RuleLearner, SPM 7

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