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Exploring Patterns in Human Communications
Daily, we read news, emails, and other types of notes to gather insights towards others' thoughts, actions, dreams, and lives. As a highly communicative species, we rely more heavily on speech, pictures, and text than digits to share ideas; but without digits, we would be amiss towards how many times dreams were stolen from a child by being sold; how many people were ripped off by their own investors who shared secret information; or how many patients were not followed up with after an incidental discovery of cancer was overlooked in a radiology report. By use of NLP and machine learning, we are able to provide such rich insight to the patterns of our communications. It's through our capabilities of pattern recognition that help those we trust -- bankers, doctors, police -- to be accountable and honest, for us to live life to the fullest while mitigating risk. This presentation will cover the first steps towards exploratory data analysis on text data. From vectorizations to visualizations, we will count, weigh, and analyze the patterns of text at hand/disk. Josh Gieringer has worked on NLP and machine learning applications for the last 4 years as a Data Scientist at Digital Reasoning, and a software developer at Vanderbilt's Center for Population Health Informatics. He has spent most of his time analyzing patterns in unstructured health care records to help detect cancer and extract information for registration reporting.

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    A gathering of current and aspiring Data Science practitioners. We focus on practical applications of exploratory data analysis, statistics, machine learning and data visualization to solve interesting problems in any field. Our aim is to create a forum for discussing the techniques of data science, independent of the tools used for it. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome -- to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!

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