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Using text analytics to get value from unstructured data

What is unstructured data? The data you have access to within your organisation can be broadly sorted into two categories: structured and unstructured. Structured data is quantitative data that can be organised into a format that can neatly be fitted into the fields and columns of relational databases or spreadsheets. Examples might include things like …

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Why data science presents the best use cases for cloud computing

We are living through a golden age of technological innovation and revolution. Whether it’s the blending of real time data, technical software and hardware instrumentation to deliver efficient, user friendly and zero carbon buildings or the combination of data, artificial intelligence algorithms and automotive technology to enable semi-autonomous vehicles, we are witnessing rapid expansion of …

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How COVID-19 is changing the nature of advanced analytics

How COVID-19 is changing the nature of advanced analytics We’re over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic now and it seems that everyone is an amateur statistics expert. Concepts like the R number, exponential growth and, most recently, probability and assessment of risk that used to be really only for discussion amongst epidemiologists and statisticians …

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How can a data scientist access training in 2021? 3 trends things to look out for…

How can a data scientist access training in 2021? 3 trends things to look out for… I have been involved in the delivery and implementation of data science software applications, data science projects and solutions that have advanced and predictive analytics at their core, in one form or another, for almost 30 years. Of course, …

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Expert insights: Diana Dubash, Assistant Psychologist, Pain Management, Birmingham City Hospital

Lorna: Can you just start off by telling me a little bit about yourself, what your background is and how you came to be where you are now? Diana: I’m a psychologist. I did psychology A-Level. That’s where it all started. Then I did an undergraduate course in psychology in London. With psychology, it’s 50% …

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Introduction to Power Analysis

In this series of ‘eat your greens‘ posts looking at core statistical concepts in more detail, we have looked closely at what a test of statistical significance actually is. In particular, we have focused on how to interpret the statistical probability value that various tests generate. This value, often labelled ‘P=’, ‘Prob’ or ‘Sig.’ in …

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What’s new in SPSS v27.0.1.0?

IBM have released a new update to SPSS v27. Interestingly, this is a ‘dot’ release that contains a number of useful functional improvements rather than the usual bug fixes or third-party compatibility enhancements. The new procedures include three additional statistical tests for comparing differences in proportions. These procedures were introduced as syntax only commands in …

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