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Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

By: Jay Liebowitz

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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This concise and easy-to-read book examines 10 areas where Knowledge Management can help an organization gain a competitive advantage. Each chapter opens with an introduction to one of these promising areas, followed by case studies from industry, government, and not-for-profits. The case studies demonstrate how leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, e-Bay, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Maryland University College, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have used the concepts discussed to improve decision making. ...

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Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

By: Zheng Zhao; Huan Liu

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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This timely introduction to spectral feature selection illustrates the potential of this powerful dimensionality reduction technique in high-dimensional data processing. It presents the theoretical foundations of spectral feature selection, its connections to other algorithms, and its use in handling both large-scale data sets and small sample problems. Readers learn how to use spectral feature selection to solve challenging problems in real-life applications and discover how general feature selection and extraction are connected to spectral feature selection. Source code for the...

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Statistical Learning and Data Science

Statistical Learning and Data Science

By: Mireille Summa; Leon Bottou; Bernard Goldfarb; Fionn Murtagh; Catherine Pardoux; Myriam Touati

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2011

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Driven by a vast range of applications, data analysis and learning from data are vibrant areas of research. Various methodologies, including unsupervised data analysis, supervised machine learning, and semi-supervised techniques, have continued to develop to cope with the increasing amount of data collected through modern technology. With a focus on applications, this volume presents contributions from some of the leading researchers in the different fields of data analysis. Synthesizing the methodologies into a coherent framework, the book covers a range of topics, from large-scale...

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Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Second Edition

Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Second Edition

By: Bruce Ratner

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2011

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Focusing on uniquely large-scale statistical models that effectively consider big data identifying structures (variables) with the appropriate predictive power in order to yield reliable, robust, relevant large scale analyses, this revised edition incorporates 13 new chapters, as well as expanded explanations of the author's own popular machine-learning GenIQ Model. The book highlights the needs of data analysts, regression modelers, non-regression modelers, and data miners across all industry sectors, delivering practical yet powerful, simple yet insightful quantitative techniques that...

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Outlier Detection for Temporal Data

Outlier Detection for Temporal Data

By: Manish Gupta; Jing Gao; Charu Aggarwal; Jiawei Han

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Outlier (or anomaly) detection is a very broad field which has been studied in the context of a large number of research areas like statistics, data mining, sensor networks, environmental science, distributed systems, spatio-temporal mining, etc. Initial research in outlier detection focused on time series-based outliers (in statistics). Since then, outlier detection has been studied on a large variety of data types including high-dimensional data, uncertain data, stream data, network data, time series data, spatial data, and spatio-temporal data. While there have been many tutorials and...

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A First Course in Machine Learning

A First Course in Machine Learning

By: Simon Rogers; Mark Girolami

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Requiring minimal mathematical prerequisites, this classroom-tested text covers the core mathematical and statistical techniques needed to understand some of the most popular machine learning algorithms, including classification, clustering, and projection algorithms. The MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>/Octave scripts available online enable readers to recreate plots that appear in the book and investigate changing model specifications and parameter values. By experimenting with the various algorithms and concepts, readers see how an abstract set of equations can be used to solve real problems. A...

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Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems

Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems

By: Sumeet Dua; U, Acharya

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2011

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This comprehensive volume demonstrates the broad scope of uses for data mining and includes detailed strategies and methodologies for analyzing data from biomedical images, signals, and systems. Written by experts in the field, it presents data mining techniques in the context of various important clinical issues, including diagnosis and grading of depression, identification and classification of arrhythmia and ischemia, and description of classification paradigms for mammograms. The book provides ample information and techniques to benefit researchers, practitioners, and educators of...

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Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility, and Globalization

Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility, and Globalization

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2012

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A unique perspective of an evolved role for company leadership Based on the findings of an extensive research project that surveyed more than 5,500 enterprise employees and functional decision makers across the United States and China, Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility and Globalization explores the influence of technology in the workplace and the implications to company culture, functional responsibilities and competitive advantage. This in-depth analysis illuminates emerging technological trends, the changing workforce, and the shifting face of business and industry while...

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Knowledge Discovery, Transfer, and Management in the Information Age

Knowledge Discovery, Transfer, and Management in the Information Age

By: Murray Jennex

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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With the advent of electronic databases, information technologies, and the Internet, organizations now more than ever have easy access to all the knowledge they need to conduct their affairs. Identifying the useful information in all that data, however, can pose a challenge. Knowledge Discovery, Transfer, and Management in the Information Age brings together the latest empirical research in knowledge management practices and information retrieval strategies to assist organizations in effectively and efficiently utilizing the data at their disposal. Academics, managers, researchers, and...

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Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide

Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide

By: Dr. Zakir Laliwala; Irshad Mansuri

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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A practical guide to designing and developing BPMN-based business processes Detailed coverage of the various BPM notations used for business process development. Learn how to implement business processes based on real world examples. Understand how to deploy workflows using process engine APIs. Create Advance workflows using BPM Notations. Learn how to use Activiti BPM quickly and efficiently with practical examples and step-by-step instructions In Detail Activiti is a light-weight workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) platform targeted at business...

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Computational Intelligence in Business Analytics: Concepts, Methods, and Tools for Big Data Applications

Computational Intelligence in Business Analytics: Concepts, Methods, and Tools for Big Data Applications

By: Les Sztandera

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Use computational intelligence to drive more value from business analytics, overcome real-world uncertainties and complexities, and make better decisions. Drawing on his pioneering experience as an instructor and researcher, Dr. Les Sztandera thoroughly illuminates today's key computational intelligence tools, knowledge, and strategies for analysis, exploration, and knowledge generation. Sztandera demystifies artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and fuzzy systems, and guides you through using them to model, discover, and...

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Competitive Intelligence and Decision Problems

Competitive Intelligence and Decision Problems

By: Amos David

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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The development of a research, teaching, or application of competitive (economic) intelligence requires a strategic and transverse vision in regards to related issues. It is essential to integrate the role of culture when interpreting results, either from the training of a specialist or in respect to a country or region. The authors of this book, members of an expert group supported by the CNRS in France, bring all of their talents together to create a comprehensive book that does just this and more. ...

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JMP 11 Scripting Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

JMP 11 Scripting Guide, Second Edition

By: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2014

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Scripting Guide provides details for taking advantage of the powerful JMP Scripting Language (JSL). Learn how to write and debug scripts, manipulate data tables, construct display boxes, create JMP applications, and more. ...

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Using JMP 11, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Using JMP 11, Second Edition

By: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2014

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Using JMP 11 shows you how to perform common tasks such as importing data, setting column properties, exporting analyses as graphics or HTML, and modifying JMP preferences. Details about connecting to SAS and working in the Formula Editor are also provided. ...

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JMP 11 JSL Syntax Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

JMP 11 JSL Syntax Reference, Second Edition

By: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2014

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The JMP 11 JSL Syntax Reference focuses on functions and their arguments, and messages that you send to objects and display boxes. Notes and examples are included. ...

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Thinking with Data

Thinking with Data

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2014

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Understanding how to turn numbers into usable insights is a significant challenge for those who work with data on a daily basis. Thinking with Data provides a concise framework and key insights to help data people uncover the real problem to be solved as well as how to approach, organize, and analyze potential results. By drawing from rhetoric studies, design thinking, and his data strategy consultancy experience, author Max Shron shows you how focusing on the whywill help you create usable insights from your company's data jumble....

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Customer and Business Analytics: Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making Using R

Customer and Business Analytics: Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making Using R

By: Daniel Putler; Robert Krider

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2012

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Showing how data mining can improve the performance of organizations, this book and its R-based software provide the skills and tools needed to successfully develop advanced analytics capabilities. It explains and demonstrates, via the accompanying open-source software, how advanced analytical tools can address various business problems. The authors also give insight into some of the challenges faced when deploying these tools. Readers can access a powerful, GUI-enhanced customized R package online as well as example data sets on the book’s website. ...

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Think Bigger

Think Bigger

By: Mark Van Rijmenam

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

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Big data--the enormous amount of data that is created as virtually every movement, transaction, and choice we make becomes digitized--is revolutionizing business. Offering real-world insight and explanations, this book provides a roadmap for organizations looking to develop a profitable big data strategy...and reveals why it's not something they can leave to the I.T. department. Sharing best practices from companies that have implemented a big data strategy including Walmart, InterContinental Hotel Group, Walt Disney, and Shell, Think Bigger covers the most important big data trends...

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Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes

Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes

By: Patricia Cerrito; John Cerrito

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2010

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The investigation of healthcare databases can be used to examine physician decisions and develop evidence-based treatment guidelines that optimize patient outcomes. Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes: Methods for Prediction and Analysis demonstrates how concern for detail in datasets and the use of data mining techniques can extract important and meaningful knowledge from healthcare databases. Basic information on processing data with step-by-step instructions is provided, allowing readers to use their own data and follow the instructions to...

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Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software

Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2013

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Best practices and step-by-step instructions for using the Tableau Software toolset Although the Tableau Desktop interface is relatively intuitive, this book goes beyond the simple mechanics of the interface to show best practices for creating effective visualizations for specific business intelligence objectives. It illustrates little-known features and techniques for getting the most from the Tableau toolset, supporting the needs of the business analysts who use the product as well as the data and IT managers who support it. This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for...