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Talk on SkyRELR Available for Viewing

An invited talk given by me late last year at a private company was recorded and is available for viewing. The talk is titled "Very Focal Target Marketing from Very Big Data: SkyRELR as a New Deep Learning Telescope". This company has asked that they remain anonymous, but have graciously agreed to allow us to show it to whomever may be…
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A New Google Paper Shows Deeper Learning Gives Less Accurate Speech Recognition

Deep Learning has been all the rage over the past few years, as there are probably stories in major media almost every day now about how the entire future of artificial intelligence will be dependent upon much more complex and deeper learning.   A case in point is this recent Wired article, which stated that "a technology called deep learning has proven so adept at identifying images,…
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Basic Tutorial on Using SkyRELR

This is a basic tutorial written for the quantitative scientists and other analysts who wish to use SkyRELR. If you are new or need a refresher to SkyRELR, this tutorial should be helpful. SkyRELR is based upon a form of logistic regression called Reduced Error Logistic Regression (RELR). SkyRELR allows predictions that include the probability of binary categorical outcomes, along with point estimates…
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Fear as a Putative Causal Factor: Explaining Financial Behavior During the 2008-2010 Crisis with Explicit RELR Deep Learning

INTRODUCTION Deep machine learning methods have become increasingly popular in recent years.  This has been based upon the reports that so called artificial neural networks (ANNs) that model higher order interactions are significantly more accurate than more shallow ANNs and other traditional data mining methods.  The critical component of deeper learning compared to shallow learning is that higher order interactions and nonlinear effects are included as…
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Replicating Predictions from Implicit and Explicit RELR Machine Learning

  INTRODUCTION One of the most troubling aspects of widely used machine learning, data mining, and predictive modeling is that replication may not occur except in a minority of the cases.   This has been highlighted by Stanford Professor John Ioannidis whose work analyzing medical studies shows that most larger randomized trials do produce predictions that replicate, whereas most predictions that are not based upon larger randomized experimental trials do not replicate very…
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Overview of SkyRELR Product

It has been over a year since I have posted last here. We have learned a substantial amount and finally have a cloud product that is about ready to be sold in the near future. I plan to use this training page of the website to write training articles and provide associated training videos. So let me begin by giving…
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Welcome SkyRELR Visitors!

As I promised, I have produced a blog post by the end of July.  Get ready for regular blog postings that may be documentation for using our upcoming cloud product scheduled for release in a couple of months, or these blog posts just might be my own ranting about whatever happens to be on my mind. In this inaugural blog posting, I would…
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