Jamie's Junk

Whatever comes to mind "The official blog of the SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Architect" (tm)

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    Intro to Data Mining Webcast Tomorrow 5/25 9:30

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    If you've ever wanted to learn what Data Mining is all about - what it is and what you can do with it, be sure to catch my webcast tomorrow. You can register for it here . I'll be giving a complete introduction to the topic, so no previous knowledge is...
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    Bugs bugs bugs in beta beta beta Redux - or Maybe somebody's reading this after all

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    I recently posted a earnest plea for beta users to report and file bugs they found - well we got a good one. A customer reported that when they created a cluster model they got nice clusters and drillthrough returned about 150 cases in each. However when...
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    Fun with Nested Tables and Sampling

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    Last week Jason Carlson from Reporting Services asked me to help him build a model he was creating to analyze some survey results. He was trying to see how company related questions such as number of PC's etc relate to product related questions, such...
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    More Text Mining

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    After dropping the link to Apollo in my last post I found they have this cool webcast which describes the why, how, and root concepts of text mining presented by co-founders Jeff Kaplan and Paul Bradley
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    Text Mining and AMO in MSDN

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    The current issue of MSDN has two data mining articles The first Say What? Make Sense of Your Web Feedback using SQL Server 2005 by Peter Kim takes you through the steps of using SQL Server 2k5 Text Mining and Data Mining to extract information from...
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    Bugs bugs bugs in beta beta beta

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    You know, we have betas for a reason - to get your feedback and to help us find bugs we've missed that show up in production, or using customer's data, or using the product in ways we didn't envision here at Microsoft. Oft times, I've run into the situation...
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    Jim Gray's Call to Arms

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    Here's a nice article from Jim Gray that (intentionally or not) puts many of the features of SQL 2005 in a larger perspective and discusses general database trends going forward
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    Webcasts, Murphy's Law and our Newsletter

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    You know it always happens - you can run a demo everyday for two years and then when you're giving a webcast available to the world - something goes horribly wrong. OK, so it wasn't horribly wrong, but I did manage to flub it up - you can check out me...
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    Cool Eweek article and a Webcast today!

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    There's a cool article on eWeek talking wbout Whidbey and Yukon that focuses on our BI stuff. Theres a quote that Data Mining has "matured so much that the SQL Server 2000 Data Mining engine looks like a simple prototype by comparison. " Today at 1...
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    Text Mining

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    Seth Grimes has written an interesting article - " The Developing Text Mining Market " in which he differentiates between text mining "technologies" and "solutions". SQL Server 2005 has the text mining technology built in for anyone motivated enough to...
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    Spam, Viewers, Programming and Press Releases

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    I just started a new subscription is Scientific American and my first issue caught me by surprise with this article about spam . David Heckerman, one of the authors, manages the group in Microsoft Research with which we collaborate on the algorithms in...
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    Data Mining position available

    Ever have one of those situations where you feel like you need just the right person for the right job but you're not finding that person using the traditional means? Well I'm in that situation - I have an open position for a Software Development Engineer...
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    Time Series Prediction

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    Last week I was playing around with the Time Series algorithm - ok I was showing a customer - and I wanted to show the prediction language used to display the charts. So I used the tools and showed them the basic prediction query for forecasting, but...
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    Last week in Copenhagen

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    Last week I traveled to copenhagen on a trip sponsored by our Denmark office. Originally the trip was to meet with a few customers so they could learn enough about SQL Server Data Mining to start using our betas and then do a few sales and marketing types...
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    Standard and Enterprise Data Mining

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    This post could be a theoretical piece about the true meaining of "Enterprise Data Mining", but no, it's much more practical than that. As many of you know, Microsoft has released a grid indicating the differences between the various editions of SQL Server...
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    Data Mining news from the trenches

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    As we wind down on Beta 3 the data mining team has been getting some good exposure. We’ve had several customers in our SQL Labs visiting primarily for data mining solutions. One had implemented a web-based cross sales application using Decision Trees...
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    A Data Mining Web Log

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    This is to be my WebLog which I have been putting off writing for quite some time. Now that we are getting closer to Beta 3 of SQL Server 2005 it seems more appropriate to get started as what I'm working on and talking about will have more relevance since...
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