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The “Social Physics” of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Joshua Rothman of The New Yorker writes, “‘Social Physics,’ the new book by Alex Pentland, a prominent computer scientist at M.I.T., purports to be about Big Data—the super-hyped (some say over-hyped) detection of statistical patterns in vast data sets. Pentland is a Big Data kind of guy. He runs M.I.T.’s Human Dynamics Lab and…

Report from Day 3 at ISWC

[Editor’s Note: This week, Juan Sequeda is reporting in from the International Semantic Web Conference in Bonn, Germany. See his other reports here: Day 1 |  Day 2 |  Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 ] Day 3 was the first full conference day. The past two days were dedicated only to tutorials…