ENTRIES TAGGED "data analysis"
Kris Hammond on replacing rows and columns with sentences and paragraphs.
Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.
An astonishing connection between web ops and medical care.
Machine learning and access to huge amounts of data allowed IBM to make an important discovery about premature infants. If web operations teams could capture everything — network data, environmental data, I/O subsystem data, etc. — what would they find out?
A look at lesser-known ways to extract insight from data.
Visualizations are one way to make sense of data, but they aren't the only way. Robbie Allen reveals six additional outputs that help users derive meaningful insights from data.
Be aware of the just-so data stories that sound reasonable but cannot be conclusively proven.
Bradley Voytek: "Our goal as data scientists should be to distill the essence of the data into something that tells as true a story as possible while being as simple as possible to understand."
Experts make the leap from correct results to understood results.
We can't forget that data is ultimately about insight, and insight is inextricably tied to the
stories we build from the data. Subject experts are the ones who find the stories data wants to tell.
Chris Amico and Laura Norton Amico's project started as a spreadsheet. Now it's a community news platform.
To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "It’s not just about the data, and it’s not just about the journalism, but it’s about meeting a community need in an innovative way," said Laura Norton Amico.
Alyona Medelyan and Anna Divoli on the opportunities in chaotic data.
Alyona Medelyan and Anna Divoli are inventing tools to help companies contend with vast quantities of fuzzy data. They discuss their work and what lies ahead for big data in this interview.
Bryan Sivak looks for ways to change the status quo.
Maryland's first chief innovation officer, Bryan Sivak, is looking for the levers that will help state government to be smarter, not bigger. From embracing collective intelligence to data-driven policy, Sivak is defining what it means to be innovative in government.