A Genetic Algorithm is a method of solving optimisation problems based on a natural selection process, mimicking biological evolution.
Please read this carefully (or your computer may understand it better than you do…) “Will I be replaced by a computer?”. This question was not the only thing on my mind when I attended the ACL annual conference – but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t cross it.
This evening, writer, comedian and data expert Timandra Harkness launches her book – Big Data – Does Size Matter, complete with a special mention of a certain Black Swan on page 23! A long time friend of Black Swan, Timandra has written this guest post for our blog to celebrate. If you are interested in buying the book, make sure you read right to the bottom for a special discount code.
Want to measure the effectiveness of your marketing communications? Here the Black Swan A-Team tells you how!
Applying Big Data and Cutting Edge Algorithms to Drive Better Passenger OutcomesEverybody is always looking for the cheapest flight available, right? The rise of the budget airlines proves that the only thing people are really interested in when they book a flight is to get the lowest possible price. Well no, actually.
Everyone who has ever worked in Data or Social Listening been involved in building queries will hopefully relate to what I am about to write.
The 1st step in all the briefs we receive is to come up with a query that will enable us to retrieve all the data we need to surface insights.
Sometimes at Black Swan we have some news we just have to share; the last time we couldn’t keep a cork in it was the UK’s Fastest Growing Start-up award from the Sunday Times. This time we are delighted to confirm our series B investment has been secured from our friends at Mitsui, Japan’s top corporation and one of the largest groups in the world.
Black Swan are excited to be involved in the new Exeter Engaged Smart Transport project, launched today in collaboration with Exeter City Council and Devon County Council.
The history of the human race is a history of revolutions: agriculture, pottery, religion and wars all defining our development as a species.
I feel that opening with a dictionary definition of the word ‘pattern’ will lend bit of artistic flare to this post:
- A repeated decorative design.
- A regular and intelligible form or sequence.
Everyone knows data science is important. Most people have heard stories about companies who used data science to predict the future, revolutionise their business, or even disrupt an industry. Many people know that data scientists ‘build models’, ‘write algorithms’ and ‘make predictions’. Few people know what those buzz words actually mean, let alone why we use them. The answer, in a nutshell, is simple: The purpose of data science is to find patterns.
The study of logic concerns the study of sentences (propositions in the lingo of logic) and whether they are true or false.
Black Swan’s Data Science Lead Architect Henrietta Eyre on the complexities of Sentiment Analysis, and how to build a sentiment classifier.
Wondering how to use up those few days of annual leave you’ve got left?
Farming! José! Bunnies!
Our Chief Technical Officer, Gary Townsend, shares his thoughts on The Brain, our latest innovation which will change the way Data Scientists produce scaleable models, forever!
How probabilities can affect even the smallest business decisions.
Richard Branson recently made a stir with his announcement that Virgin employees could take as much leave as they wanted.
LANGUAGE GAMES WITH VAGUE CATEGORIES AND NEGATIONS.
Our amazing Data Scientist Henrietta Eyre recently had a research paper published in Adaptive Behavior, the official journal of the International Society of Adaptive Behavior.