Archive for September, 2012

September 25th 2012

Your Last Chance to Register for TAW Boston

TAW Boston Next Week
Friday is the Last Day to Save Off Onsite Pricing
Register Today

Join your peers and text analytics professionals at Text Analytics World Boston and take advantage of the multiple events throughout this week.

Whether you want to attend the conference, a workshop, a keynote, or visit the exhibit floor, there are a variety of pricing options and selections to meet your needs.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

  • Keynote from Sue Feldman, IDC – Unified Access to Enterprise Information
  • A closing panel with Tom Anderson of Anderson Analytics
  • Exhibit Hall featuring the latest products and services from the leading predictive analytics vendors

Friday, October 5, 2012

TAW Boston offers a variety of pass options tailored to meet your budget. Learn more and register today.

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September 18th 2012

Boston Event Less Than 2 Weeks Away

Less Than 2 Weeks to Register for
Text Analytics World Boston – Oct 3-4, 2012

Will it be an evolution or revolution? The future of text analytics is being decided at Text Analytics World (TAW) in Boston. Industry experts from around the country will meet to discuss the latest developments in enterprise and intelligence applications, text mining, big data and customer intelligence. Will you be there?

Speakers from a diverse range of industries, including IBM, J.D. Power and Associates and AP, will be pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary text analytics. Case studies will provide the backbone of many talks, along with detailed demonstrations of the latest technologies and techniques.

View the conference agenda to learn more.

Also – don't miss a full-day workshop on Making Text Mining Work: Practical Methods and Solutions.

Register before September 28 and realizing savings of up $400 over on-site registration. Bring the team and each additional attendee from the same company registered at the same time receives an extra $200 off the Two Day Pass.

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September 13th 2012

Workshops – A little something for everyone

Hands-on and Concepts Workshops for All Levels
PAW Boston – September 30 – October 5, 2012

All level tracks Track 1 sessions are for all levels.
Track 2 sessions are expert/practitioner level.

Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday, October 2
 R Bootcamp: For Newcomers to R
Three hours: 6:30-9:30pm
 Mapping Groups of People and What They are Talking About in Social Media
Three hours: 6:30-9:30pm
Designed for newcomers to the language of R, "R Bootcamp" covers the R ecosystem and core elements of the language, so you attain the foundations for becoming an R user. This evening session provides a quick end-to-end guide to creating a social media network map with content analysis using free and open tools.
Max Kuhn Max Kuhn
Director, Nonclinical Statistics
Gert H. N. LaursenMarc A. Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Social Scientist
Connected Action Consulting Group
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Wednesday, October 3 Wednesday, October 3
 R for Predictive Modeling:
A Hands-On Introduction

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
 Model Ensembles:
Advanced Hands-On Workshop

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Gain experience driving R for predictive modeling across real examples and data sets. Survey the pertinent modeling packages. This workshop dives into the key ensemble modeling methods including Bagging, Random Forests, and Stochastic Gradient Boosting.
Max Kuhn Max Kuhn
Director, Nonclinical Statistics
Dean AbbottDean Abbott
Abbott Analytics
Sponsored by:
Salford Systems
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Wednesday, October 3 Thursday, October 4
 The Best and the Worst of Predictive Analytics: Predictive Modeling Methods and Common Data Mining Mistakes
Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
 Advanced Methods Hands-on:
Predictive Modeling Techniques

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
The key inner workings of leading algorithms, case studies demonstrating their performance and comparison of merits Dive in hands-on employing the key predictive analytics algorithms, and gain experience with leading software.
John Elder John Elder, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
Elder Research
Dean AbbottDean Abbott
Abbott Analytics
Sponsored by:
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Friday, October 5 On-Demand
 Making Text Mining Work:
Practical Methods and Solutions

Full-day: 9:00am – 4:30pm
 Predictive Analytics Applied –
An Online Introduction

Online 5 ½-hour training program – on demand
The text mining solutions available now, the problems for which they are best suited and best practices in text mining. New to predictive analytics? Take this online course instructed by the chair of PAW to ramp up before the conference. On-demand access at any time.
Andrew Fast Andrew Fast
Director of Research
Elder Research, Inc
Eric SiegelEric Siegel Ph.D.
Conference Chair
Predictive Analytics World
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September 12th 2012

PAW-Gov Next Week – Will you be there?

Last Chance to Register for PAW-GOV

Predictive Analytics World for Government (PAW-Gov) is next week, September 17-18, 2012. Your peers, government leaders and experts will join together for case studies, networking, and more. Don't miss out, join us by registering today.

Don't miss hearing from healthcare leaders about their analytics strategies:

Keynote from the leader of CMS' Predictive Modeling Effort:


Predictive Modeling to Find Medicare Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at CMS
David Nelson David Nelson, Director Data Analytics and Control Group (DACG), Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Plenary Session from USPS OIG's Data Mining Group:

Healthcare Fraud – Detecting Workers' Compensation Fraud with Predictive Analytics
Bryan Jones Bryan Jones, Director, Data Mining Group USPS OIG
Ingrid Petrakis Ingrid Petrakis, Claimant Fraud Specialist, Data Mining Group US Postal Service Office of Inspector General

Also, don't miss this breakout session from CMS:

Maximizing CMS Data for Internal and External Users
Niall Brennan Niall Brennan, Director, Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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September 11th 2012

Want a complimentary pass to TAW Boston?

At the upcoming Text Analytics World conference (Boston, Oct 3-4), we will be covering the full range of text analytics from Big Data, Social Media, and Voice of the Customer to new enterprise applications (search and search-based applications, business and customer intelligence, and new approaches to categorization and knowledge organization).

One theme of the conference is to look at the future of text analytics within each area and across the whole field. To get a complete picture and represent as many voices as possible, would like to invite you to weigh in on this topic by taking by taking part in this quick survey.

Want to attend the event for free?
If you fill out the survey before Friday, September 14th, you'll be entered to win a 2-day conference pass to the event.

Join us at TAW Boston to meet and connect with like-minded individuals on the future of the industry. Discover the high caliber of speakers and content that will be featured at the conference.

Register before September 28th to save with advanced pricing.

I look forward to seeing you

Tom Reamy
Conference Chair, Text Analytics World

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September 5th 2012

Social Mapping, Predictive Tools & Big Data – It’s on in Boston

Social Mapping, Predictive Tools, and Big Data at PAW Boston

Drowning in a sea of social media data? Losing potential customers in the murk? Finding predictive social analytics to be as simple as herding fish?

Come up for air at Predictive Analytics World in Boston, MA.

From September 30 – October 4, 2012, we're playing host to respected social analytics experts, including Marc Smith and Scott Nicholson.

Using real-world examples of predictive analysis, they'll demonstrate:

  • Best practices in social media network mapping
  • How to harness data with free social tools
  • Insights learned from partnering data science and "big data"

Learn more by reviewing the conference agenda

What's more, conference attendees who register before September 28, 2012 realize savings of up $200 off onsite pricing.

You don't have to swim alone….

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