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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 4

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In Part 3 of this series, we took up the important issues that come up on the level of functional description as terms are fired off to delineate (or not) big data and cognitive computing. We found that confusion tends to arise immediately from the many statements we can read which appear to wrap big data and cognitive computing into the same phenomenon.

We also found that conversations around big data analytics often seem to ignore the reality that an application ...

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 3

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In Parts 1 and 2 of our series on Big Data and Cognitive Computing, we proposed that these two trends are often brought up in conversation, but that those conversations rarely help clarify the important differences between these two trends. Are we truly confident that we know which is which and why that is so?

We felt that finding a way to describe these two trends in simple terms—and differentiate among them and define their relationship to each other—could help lower ...

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Old data sets yield new insights into spinal cord injuries

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Through a process they call data driven discovery doctors have discovered a previously unknown relationship between the long-term recovery of spinal cord injury victims and high blood pressure during surgery. They used a combination of topological data analysis and machine learning to find patterns in decades-old research notes and data that had been thought useless. Their overall conclusion was that the process of discovering novel patterns in large datasets has the potential to support outcome assessment, neurocritical care, treatment planning ...

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 2

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We have noticed that there is a lot of careless talk in the marketplace about the relationship between the trend toward big data as a new reality for IT and the emergence of cognitive computing as an alternative approach to traditional analytics. We are offering a perspective on the two trends in simple terms—differentiating among them and defining their relationship to each other—in the hope of cutting through the current atmosphere of media hype and confusion. Our goal is to ...

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 1

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Discussions of cognitive computing almost always include a reference to “big data.” Discussions of big data occasionally, but infrequently, reference “cognitive computing.” But are we truly confident that we know which is which and why that is so?

We felt that finding a way to describe these two trends in simple terms—and differentiate among them and define their relationship to each other—could help lower the level of hype and confusion in this active corner of the technology landscape. If we can ...

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