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Multi-channel Attribution Using Neo4j Graph Database

Originally posted on Business Applications:
Introduction Globally more than $500 Billion was spent on advertising (Lunden, 2013). One of the greatest challenges of spending money on advertising is trying to understand the impact of those dollars on sales. With the…

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Image processing to find tissue contours

The GRiTs project(https://rickerg.com/projects/project/) considered how genes interact with each other in space and time. Evaluating this the process begins by determining the border structure of the image. This is done manually using a drawing tool and outlining the border. The … Continue reading

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Internet of Related Things IORT

The topic,Internet of Things(IOT) is quite popular today. There is a lot of discussion about IP enabled devices, API’s, storage, and other ideas that address the “How” of IOT. Having spent a good many years developing software this process is … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho with RNeo4j

Before I continue with R, I discovered another issue. When I started to process the data sets I obtained the Lat, Lon for each of the cities. I have used the spatial component of Neo4j before in a Java application. … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho part 5

The loading process was taking too long. I felt there were several options ideas, was to switch to Java and load the data with an embedded connection. Another was to try and use the batch loaded. I looked at this … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho part 4

The process of loading the database is slow. I’ll need to determine how to use the batch loader before I can utilize all of the data. Looking at the data on my laptop was interesting but wanting to share this … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho part 3

With the data in files by state it is time to create and fill the database. Again I went with Python since it was simple to connect using REST. The first step was to determine the nodes and relationships. As … Continue reading

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