Hottest Majors for Future Career According to Microsoft

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By Volkan TUNALI, August 26, 2010 8:38 pm

careerThere is a blog article published recently at Microsoft JobsBlog which talks about the hottest fields of study for a career in technology. All these three hottest majors mentioned are data mining related. The list is as follows:

  • Data Mining/Machine Learning/AI/Natural Language Processing
  • Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence
  • Analytics/Statistics – specifically Web Analytics, A/B Testing and statistical analysis

The article concludes as:

These fields are very HOT and looking long term, the demand will be just that much greater in these areas.

You can read the full article at

Data Mining Blogs

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By Volkan TUNALI, August 25, 2010 12:58 am

Some of the answers to the question “What are the best blogs about data?” at Quora give a comprehensive list of blogs that are about data and data mining. I want to use the same list for future reference. The list is uncategorized and in no particular order at the moment. I’ll remove duplicates soon if any. I’ll continually maintain this list.

Links to Several Datasets

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By Volkan TUNALI, August 2, 2010 7:18 pm

Here you can find several datasets for use in data mining research. I’ll add more datasets as I encounter any. If you find any link broken, please let me know.

Text Datasets

Frequent Itemset Mining Datasets

UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository

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