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Interesting thoughts on data mining

12:37 06 June in Data, Scripting by Thomas

Here is an article by Debarghya Das on data mining. He was able to get access to test scores from the Indian education system, and present some interesting results. I'll bet you we woulde see similar results from other countries, the US included. It should be stated that he did nothing illegal here. The term 'Hacking' to most people equates to criminal activity. To me it means something like 'exploration', for lack of a better term. Essentially he walked through an unlocked and publicly available door that anyone who looked for it could have found....