So, "big data" is all the rage among technologists and venture capitalists.
Intuition suggests that as the amount of data analyzed increases, so too does the amount of spurious correlations. Have there been any good studies (academic or otherwise) that try to resolve this problem?
Or feel free to tell me why my intuition is wrong.
posted by dfriedman
on Jun 1, 2014 -
I've long suspected that the professional networking site LinkedIn may be using information such as my mobile phone records to make recommendations for connections. But today they really freaked me out. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth
on Jun 7, 2013 -
Can you point me to the best resources to learn about these new-fangled things they call data science and big data? I just started a new job as a data scientist and need to get up to speed. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot
on May 8, 2012 -
What examples are out there on the web of interactive charts with thousands of data points that can be scrolled through smoothly with little interruption or skipping? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007
on Apr 18, 2012 -