XGBoost your sales! (Part 2)

In our last post we’ve started talking about application of ML in consumer analytics but focused primarily on data preparation step of data science process. We’ve played with FeatureTools, an open source python framework for automated feature engineering and ended up with dataset of more than 1000 features (from original 50-something!). Not bad, not bad, … Continue reading XGBoost your sales! (Part 2)

XGBoost your sales! (Part 1)

I was reading this post on KDnuggets about industries/fields where analytics practices were mostly applied which got me thinking. I use this blog to test and play with various ML methods and explore domains which I’ll probably never encounter at work, working on projects for my clients. Also, I enjoy dissecting some non-typical domains, domains … Continue reading XGBoost your sales! (Part 1)

Nomen est omen?

“Nomen est omen”. You probably heard of this saying, whose origin is attributed to Roman dramatist Plautus some two hundred years before Christ. However, history of names is even more ancient, so ancient that no one knows the beginning of the story, but history of names is probably as old as human language. Since written … Continue reading Nomen est omen?

Stocks ANN more

On October 14, 2013, two long-distance phone calls were placed from Stockholm, Sweden; one to Eugene Fama in Chicago and other to Robert Schiller in New Haven, both in USA. It was rainy and gloomy Monday, not ideal start of the week by any standards and The Boomtown Rats would certainly agree, however two gentlemen … Continue reading Stocks ANN more

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (Part II)

In Part 1 of the language analytics series we analyzed Croatian dictionary words, i.e. building blocks of the language, but now we would like to know how all these words are actually used, which is what really matters in the end. In theory it is simple idea, but in practice things get complicated very quickly … Continue reading In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (Part II)