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Finding word use patterns in Wikileaks cables

June 12, 2012
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Finding word use patterns in Wikileaks cables

6/18: A follow-up to this post is now available here.Recent DiscoveriesWhen I was a diplomat, I was always interested in the Wikileaks cables and what could be done with them. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to look at the site in depth, due to security policies. Now that the ex- is firmly prepended to diplomat...

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NBA Predictions — Finals

June 12, 2012
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NBA Predictions — Finals

Now we are on to the finals! The algorithm enters the finals with a 6-4 record so far. Here is what we have for tonight: So, let's see if OKC wins this one.

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Finding Word Use Patterns in Wikileaks Cables

June 12, 2012
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Finding Word Use Patterns in Wikileaks Cables

6/18: A follow-up to this post is now available here.Recent DiscoveriesWhen I was a diplomat, I was always interested in the Wikileaks cables and what could be done with them. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to look at the site in depth, due to security policies. Now that the ex- is firmly prepended to diplomat in my...

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NBA Playoffs Update 5 (5-4)

June 9, 2012
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NBA Playoffs Update 5 (5-4)

This is the sixth post in my series on predicting the NBA playoffs with an algorithm. After the Boston loss in their last game, the algorithm is now 5-4 in the playoffs. Hopefully it is correct tonight! Open Sourcing the CodeI have had a couple of re...

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NBA Playoffs Update 5 (5-4)

June 9, 2012
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NBA Playoffs Update 5 (5-4)

This is the sixth post in my series on predicting the NBA playoffs with an algorithm. After the Boston loss in their last game, the algorithm is now 5-4 in the playoffs. Hopefully it is correct tonight! Open Sourcing the CodeI have had a couple of req...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

June 7, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

This is update 4 to my original post about predicting the NBA playoffs with R. With the Thunder beating the Spurs and the Heat losing to the Celtics, the algorithm went 1-1 on predictions, making it 5-3 so far.Making some improvements I have been posting for some time about incorporating more data into the models, and I...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

June 7, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

This is update 4 to my original post about predicting the NBA playoffs with R. With the Thunder beating the Spurs and the Heat losing to the Celtics, the algorithm went 1-1 on predictions, making it 5-3 so far.Making some improvements I have been posting for some time about incorporating more data into the models, and I finally...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 3 (4-2)

June 5, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 3 (4-2)

This is my third update to my original post on predicting the NBA playoffs with an algorithm. Here are updates 1 and 2. The algorithm correctly predicted a Boston win, but missed on the Spurs/Thunder game, so it is currently 4-2. Haven't had any time...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 3 (4-2)

June 5, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 3 (4-2)

This is my third update to my original post on predicting the NBA playoffs with an algorithm. Here are updates 1 and 2. The algorithm correctly predicted a Boston win, but missed on the Spurs/Thunder game, so it is currently 4-2. Haven't had any time ...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 2 and Results (3-1)

June 3, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 2 and Results (3-1)

This is my second follow-up to my previous two posts which were about predicting NBA games with an algorithm, and my first update to the algorithm. The algorithm's record is now 3-1, as it correctly predicted Boston and Oklahoma City as winners of the...

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