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Why Nonadditive Entropy Is Important for Big Data Corpora Combinations

Why Nonadditive Entropy Is Important for Big Data Corpora Combinations

Non-Additive Entropy – A Crucial Predictive Analysis Measure for Data Mining in Multiple Large Data Corpora Statistical mechanics has an important role to play in big data analytics. Up until now, there has been almost no understanding of how statistical mechanics provides both practical value and a theoretic framework for data analysis and even predictive intelligence (sometimes called predictive analysis). This blogpost focuses on a related – and crucially important – issue: How can we determine the value of combining…

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Good Read on Modeling Social Emergent Phenomena – But Still Not There Yet!

Good Read on Modeling Social Emergent Phenomena – But Still Not There Yet!

Philip Ball – Critical Mass The most important thing we can do right now – given the huge changes ahead of us – both in society, the world, and technology – is to get some sort of “handle” on what’s coming up. By that, I mean a good set of models. And as a result, I’m on a search for good models. Those that I know, those that are new. Those that make sense, and those that don’t. (We need…

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What Makes a Metastable State Happen?

What Makes a Metastable State Happen?

Metastable States – the Meltdown Precursors I’ve just read a recent column by JL, one of the editors from Taipan Daily. He states, in his column “There Will Be Blood in Europe”: Stepping back a bit: What is so frightening right now, not just in Europe but China and America and Japan too, is the presence of fraud-fueled “Lehman 2.0” catalysts threatening to explode. One could say that the 2008 financial crisis was the mother of all wake-up calls. But…

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"What is X?" – Modeling the Meltdown

"What is X?" – Modeling the Meltdown

“What is X?” – Modeling the 2008-2009 Financial Systems Meltdown We’re about to start a detailed walkthrough of applying a “simple” statistical thermodynamic model to the Wall Street players in the 2007-2009 timeframe. The two kinds of information that I’ll be joining together for this will be a description of Wall Street dynamics, based largely on Chasing Goldman Sachs (see previous blogposts for link), and the two-state Ising thermodynamic model that I’ve been presenting over the past several posts. The…

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Non-Equilibrium Information Theory (DARPA group)

Non-Equilibrium Information Theory (DARPA group)

Of possible interest — DARPA group attempting to use non-equilibrium information theory to study mobile ad hoc wireless networks (MANETs). Lots of information theory pubs, not too sure yet they’re really on to what constitutes “non-equilibrium,” worth investigating.

"Origins of Wealth" – A (Multi-Part) Critical Review

"Origins of Wealth" – A (Multi-Part) Critical Review

Over the last few months, questions of not only wealth and finances, but the underpinnings of our entire financial structure, have become paramount in many of our minds. We — that usually means you and me — and right now means the world collectively — have largely misunderstood the world’s financial structure over recent years. (Those who HAVE accurately understood are not only more secure, but substantially richer by now.) Most of us are current on “what went wrong.” Most…

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