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bio website garrettbluma.com
location Stevens Point, WI
age 29
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seen Oct 14 '11 at 17:03

I have been working towards a career in data science for the past four years, both professionally and academically. I believe there is a large need across the industry to understand the customer experience, and 'gut feel' doesn't explain things well enough; a proper use of statistics allows us to better explore why things happen. Also I love working math and feel that traditional software development doesn't include enough of it.

I work with machine learning algorithms to build predictive models that describe the behavior of a system. I have recent experience applying algorithms to pre-classification of documents, unsupervised clustering of data elements, and some linear programming experience.

I also study type-theory and implement toy compilers to learn more about it.


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accepted What to do about noun clusters
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comment What to do about noun clusters
Actually I appreciate your revision more for its usage of verbs ("Using the", "Doing a", "Attempting to") than for the parentheticals. Including parentheticals, though, does improve things.
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comment What to do about noun clusters
Quotes do help distinguish separation of the nouns, but I believe it still requires too much expertise to understand that "X doesn't print."
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comment What to do about noun clusters
I should add, to be fair, the capitalization is loose. It has unofficially become parlance granting it the usage of such caps. And seriously this took me a few minutes to parse and I know the terms.
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