Data Science and Prediction
13 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2012
Date Written: March 29, 2012
The use of the term “Data Science” is becoming increasingly common along with “Big Data.” What does Data Science mean? Is there something unique about it? What skills should a “data scientist” possess to be productive in the emerging digital age characterized by a deluge of data? What are the implications for business and for scientific inquiry? In this brief monograph I address these questions from a predictive modeling perspective.
Keywords: data science, prediction, predictive modeling, machine learning, induction, data mining
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