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Presented by MinneAnalytics. Hosted by Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Thursday, August 23 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Taking Advantage of Text for Medical, Financial and Other Modeling

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Unstructured free text is plentiful and valuable, for example:  Doctor's notes, news stories, call-center notes.   We would like to take advantage of such text for warnings of serious medical conditions, classifying reports, and identifying customers likely to leave for a competitor.
Text can be hard to use for predictive modeling, but in some respects it is also easier to use than structured numeric data.  This talk will give a high-level overview of opportunities and challenges in using text in predictive models, and survey technical approaches for representing and modeling text.

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Steve Gallant, PhD

Vice-President for Research, Textician

Thursday August 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 404 Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston

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