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The Silicon Jungle by Shumeet Baluja

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-PREDICTING THE FUTURE AND 38 NEEDLES-

March, 2009.

The computer screen had come to life. Stephen could no longer hear Lynn or anyone else talking. Having been assigned to the data mining group, he now stared at the screen intently, puzzling over the first task:

 

Data Mining Task 1: Predict the Future

 

At Ubatoo, we strive to know our users better than anyone else. Last year, we launched a series of cell phones with the ability to browse the Internet on-the-go. To help our users, we would like to predict what they are going to search for before they type it. How good are you at predicting the future? Design and code a system that predicts what a user is likely to search for next.

 

You have access to a month’s worth of logs: all the search ...

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