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Data Mining Competitions: They Are Very, Very Useful

Note: Read on if you are interested in data analysis, machine learning, or recommender systems.

At this year’s KDD conference, there was, as every year, a workshop on the KDD Cup (at which I was a participant). Additionally, and even more interesting, there was a panel about data mining competitions.

Neal Lathia wrote a really nice and thought-provoking post about this panel discussion, and shared some of his opinions about the topic. I had a different view on some of the things he said, and wanted to write a comment on his blog. After I saw that the comment would be quite long, I decided to turn it into a proper blog post.

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