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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Deep Data Dives

In the CACM, Discovering natural laws using massive amounts of data. Also called knowledge discovery, here with some new directions:

' ... Mining scientific data for patterns and relationships has been a common practice for decades, and the use of self-mutating genetic algorithms is nothing new, either. But now a pair of computer scientists at Cornell University have pushed these techniques into an entirely new realm, one that could fundamentally transform the methods of science at the frontiers of research ... '

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