Tag Archives: discovery process

Data Science Versus Data Engineering

June 6, 2017

In the third instalment of this blog, we told you that “the analytic discovery process has more in common with research and development (R&D) than with software engineering.” But – symmetrically, if confusingly – what comes after the discovery process typically has more in common with software engineering than with R&D. The objective of our… Read More »

Discovery, Truth and Utility: Defining ‘Data Science’

May 16, 2017

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro knows a thing or two about extracting insight from data. He co-founded the first Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining workshop in 1989 that we briefly discussed in the second installment of this series of blogs. And he has been practicing and instructing pretty much continuously since then. But what is it, exactly, that… Read More »

Machine Learning Goes Back to the Future

May 9, 2017

In the first installment of this blog series, we described how the quest for artificial intelligence (AI) gave us the discipline of machine learning – the study of how to enable an intelligent agent to learn from data to improve its performance. But what has any of that got to do with commercial analytics? Learning… Read More »