Category Archives: The Cloud

Jaro-Winkler in ORACLE and textual fuzzy matching

There is a little-known (and hence heavily under-utilized) function in Oracle 11g and up. This is the Jaro-Winkler algorithm (and the companion algorithm named Edit Distance). The Jaro-Winkler algorithm tells you what level of permutation would be necessary in order … Continue reading

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Free Online Public Data Sources: An Annotated Bibliography

Free Online Health Data Sources: An Annotated Bibliography By William Murakami-Brundage 1st edition, February 2012 There exists a shortage of usable data sets and public health data. Whether your interest is biomedical engineering, health informatics, data mining, or public health … Continue reading

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The ‘Drunken Master’: A Prototype Case-Based Reasoning System

This shows the system that I have been working on. It extracts the data from an API feed, parses it and cleans it, and then feeds it into Protege, at which point a case-based reasoning system is built around the … Continue reading

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Visualizing World Bank Indicators: Research Poster

At this point, I kind of forget where my research is going, and also where it has been. Anyways, I will send this out on the Internetz for anyone whom is interested. It is the corresponding presentation to the KML … Continue reading

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Yahoo Pipes Mash-Ups and Future Projects

I have been experimenting with mash-ups, with the ultimate plan to incorporate them into mobile applications and websites. Yahoo Pipes offers an easy way to create mash-up systems. Pipes is primarily focused around RSS, JSON, XML, Flickr, and geocoded data … Continue reading

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Data Mining with RapidMiner 5.1, GATE, and Weka 3.6.4

Over the last 6 months, I have been working intensely with a host of data mining software. Some of it was good, some of it was lousy, and some of it I can only rate as excellent. You will need … Continue reading

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China’s International Hacking Exploit

A quick not-so-technical bit about April 8, 2010. One of China’s smaller Internet providers tricked online traffic into flowing through China’s ISP system. Quite a few Federal/high-security computer networks also happened to be rerouted. If you didn’t know, traffic can … Continue reading

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