Tag Archive for New York Times

Google Releases Linguistic Data based on NY Times Annotated Corpus

Dan Gillick and Dave Orr recently wrote, “Language understanding systems are largely trained on freely available data, such as the Penn Treebank, perhaps the most widely used linguistic resource ever created. We have previously released lots of linguistic data ourselves, to contribute to the language understanding community as well as encourage further research into these…

Structured Data In The Spotlight At The New York Times

by Jennifer Zaino In the winter of 2012, The New York Times began its implementation of the schema.org compatible version of rNews, a standard for embedding machine-readable publishing metadata into HTML documents, to improve the quality and appearance of its search results, as well as generate more traffic through algorithmically generated links. The semantic markup…

Georgia Tech Embraces MOOC Model For MS In Computer Science

Now you can get a master’s degree in Computer Science from a prestigious university online. The New York Times has reported that the Georgia Institute of Technology is planning to offer the CS degree via the MOOC (massive open online course) model. According to the Georgia Tech MS Computer Science program of study website, students…

A Response to the NY Times Attack on Data Centers

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by Angela Guess Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge has written a rebuttal to the New York Times recent article on data center energy consumption. Miller writes, “It is telling that the New York Times, in today’s front-page story about the data center industry and its energy usage, begins with an anecdote from 2006. The Times describes…

The Big Data Story

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times recently explored how Big Data has become so, well, Big. He writes, “THIS has been the crossover year for Big Data — as a concept, as a term and, yes, as a marketing tool. Big Data has sprung from the confines of technology circles into…

Serving the Under-Banked with Better Data

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently covered a company that is turning to Big Data to fix the payday loan industry. Hardy writes, “ZestCash, founded in 2006, had a winning idea, in principle. It made loans to borrowers with poor credit scores by using complex data analysis to better determine…