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How two scientists are using the New York
Times archives to predict the future

GIGAOM, by Laura Hazard Owen

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Posted By:FlyRight, 2/3/2013 7:16:57 AM

Researchers are creating software that analyzes 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and about 90 other web resources to predict future disease outbreaks, riots and deaths — and hopefully prevent them.Researchers at Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are creating software that analyzes 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and about 90 other web resources to predict future disease outbreaks, riots and deaths — and hopefully prevent them. The new research is the latest in a number of similar initiatives that seek to mine web data to predict all kinds of events.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/3/2013 7:25:13 AM     (No. 9155365)

If they started backwards beginning 22 years ago, when the Times occasionally told the truth about anything, their data would be more accurate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 2/3/2013 8:11:52 AM     (No. 9155415)

Garbage in - garbage out.

I was wondering what the unemployed designers of Windows Vista were doing, nowadays...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/3/2013 8:29:39 AM     (No. 9155440)

Whaddya wanna bet they predict that conservatives will become a threat to the nation?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 2/3/2013 8:52:35 AM     (No. 9155487)

All I want to know is when I can buy that oceanfront property in Kentucky.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/3/2013 9:13:38 AM     (No. 9155534)

The NYT deliberately covered up the murderous reign of Joe Stalin in the 1930´s and will continue to cover for another destructive megalomaniac thru 2016.

How´s that for a prediction?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 2/3/2013 9:45:19 AM     (No. 9155587)

The NY Times only covers issues supportive of their editorial board´s political agenda. The software will miss large amounts of unpopular diseases and disasters in their research.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gator, 2/3/2013 10:50:02 AM     (No. 9155693)

Garbage in, garbage out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LouD, 2/3/2013 11:06:30 AM     (No. 9155717)

I would take more stock in the predictions of Nostradamus.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 2/3/2013 11:15:47 AM     (No. 9155727)

Fortunately, I don´t live in the same world as the NYTimes.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/3/2013 12:17:55 PM     (No. 9155822)

This is like using the last 22 years of weather records to predict the next 22.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/3/2013 12:47:38 PM     (No. 9155878)

Do they predict the demise of the NY Slimes? And will Mo Dowd ever find love??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 2/3/2013 8:24:46 PM     (No. 9156447)

If you want to predict the near future, instead read William L. Shirer´s "Berlin Diaries".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 2/3/2013 8:34:18 PM     (No. 9156457)

...They could simply watch The Hittites, narrated by Jerome Irons, followed by the movie, ´´The Mortal Storm,´´ starring James Stewert & Margaret Sullivan and realize that history has repeated itself throughout world history.

America´s Founders had actually learned from history, their own experiences with BIG Governmental tyranny and through Wisdom which they sought directly from God, ...the timeless principles of securing Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness For ALL, upon which they established the USA, unique & exceptional in all of human history!

Forget the NYT´s limited perspective & scope! Study world history!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Penney, 2/3/2013 8:36:08 PM     (No. 9156461)

..And read the interesting thread on Downton Abbey!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/4/2013 12:04:38 AM     (No. 9156727)

Great! More manipulated data to come to ridiculous conclusions, that will be used to justify the goals of Agenda 21 & world slavery.

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