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This thesis describes an algorithm that predicts events by mining Internet data. A number of specialized Internet search engine queries were designed in order to summarize results from relevant web pages. At the core of these queries was a set of algorithms that embodied the wisdom of crowds hypothesis. This hypothesis states that under the proper(More)
— This paper presents the results of a series of analyses performed on direct mail data. A total of 577 features were used to identify individuals who were most likely to respond to a life insurance mailing. The tools used for these analyses were support vector machines (SVMs), logistic regression, and a series of algorithms employed automatically using the(More)
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