[Corpora-List] Bad data and its consequences

Alexander Murzaku lissus
Wed Jan 30 20:23:19 CET 2013


This was interesting in this context: http://allthingsd.com/20130129/in-the-battle-of-more-data-vs-better-algorithms-better-data-beats-them-both(the title says it all)

-- Alex

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM, Angus B. Grieve-Smith <grvsmth at panix.com>wrote:


> On 01/30/2013 06:09 AM, Krishnamurthy, Ramesh wrote:
>
>> I agree that the quality of the primary data is important,
>>
>> but isn't the problem raised in the linked discussion
>>
>> the assumptions that were made about the primary data,
>>
>> i.e. the sample-population relationship,
>>
>> which led to misleading conclusions?
>>
>
> Oh, absolutely. Often the data itself is fine, it just doesn't
> represent what the researchers claim it represents.
>
> --
> Angus B. Grieve-Smith
>
> grvsmth at panix.com
>
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