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Publication date: 10 August 2015

Panagiotis Barlas, Ivor Lanning and Cathal Heavey

Data science is the study of the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data. It includes a variety of components and develops on methods and concepts from many…

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Purpose

Data science is the study of the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data. It includes a variety of components and develops on methods and concepts from many domains, containing mathematics, probability models, machine learning, statistical learning, computer programming, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, visualization and data warehousing aiming to extract value from data. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of open source (OS) data science tools, proposing a classification scheme that can be used to study OS data science software.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed classification scheme is based on general characteristics, project activity, operational characteristics and data mining characteristics. The authors then use the proposed scheme to examine 70 identified Open Source Software. From this the authors provide insight about the current status of OS data science tools and reveal the state-of-the-art tools.

Findings

The features of 70 OS tools are recorded based on the criteria of the four group characteristics, general characteristics, project activity, operational characteristics and data mining characteristics. Interesting results came from the analysis of these features and are recorded here.

Originality/value

The contribution of this survey is development of a new classification scheme for examination and study of OS data science tools. In parallel, this study provides an overview of existing OS data science tools.

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International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-378X

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Ivor L. Roberts

Examines the application of total quality management (TQM) in hospitals, where the patient takes on the aspects of a business organization′s customer. Discusses ways of…

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Examines the application of total quality management (TQM) in hospitals, where the patient takes on the aspects of a business organization′s customer. Discusses ways of implementing TQM through top management and empowerment, and their effects. Examines three examples of TQM already at work within the health care system. Concludes that the quality initiative can be effective in encouraging formal standards of care, which are important in improving a patientbased system.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

RLG's New Search System Debuts at Dartmouth Eureka, the new patron‐oriented search service from the Research Libraries Group, was previewed at Dartmouth College in January…

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RLG's New Search System Debuts at Dartmouth Eureka, the new patron‐oriented search service from the Research Libraries Group, was previewed at Dartmouth College in January and will be put through its paces by campus users for the next six months. Dartmouth users will have access to Eureka through the college's campus‐wide information system.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Publication date: 1 June 1980

Clive Bingley, Edwin Fleming and Sarah Lawson

IT WAS in the mid‐1970s when, having been in the habit for a year or so previously of commenting on public library authorities' annual reports in a partially analytical…

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IT WAS in the mid‐1970s when, having been in the habit for a year or so previously of commenting on public library authorities' annual reports in a partially analytical manner, I observed a decline in the arrival of the same in my post. A decline which has been maintained, I may add, and which has led me to the conclusion that, while it is OK on the sender's part if I remark how splendid has his service been, he would nevertheless be happier if the ammunition was withheld for me to observe that his annual loans cost x‐pence more each than those of such‐and‐such an authority!

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New Library World, vol. 81 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

At the Corporate Computer Security '89 Conference, held in London, UK, earlier this year there was a plea for a computer security code of practice to curb increasing…

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At the Corporate Computer Security '89 Conference, held in London, UK, earlier this year there was a plea for a computer security code of practice to curb increasing industrial sabotage. In the UK such a code is to be introduced after increasing concern about system sabotage through industrial espionage. At this computer industry conference cases of such espionage by intelligence services, vandals, disenchanted employees and terrorist groups were cited. An estimate of the cost of computer failures and sabotage has been made by the accountants Coopers and Lybrand who say that these activities are costing companies up to a billion pounds a year.

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Kybernetes, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 July 1932

ALL the auguries for the Bournemouth Conference appear to be good. Our local secretary, Mr. Charles Riddle, seems to have spared neither energy nor ability to render our…

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ALL the auguries for the Bournemouth Conference appear to be good. Our local secretary, Mr. Charles Riddle, seems to have spared neither energy nor ability to render our second visit to the town, whose libraries he initiated and has controlled for thirty‐seven years, useful and enjoyable. There will not be quite so many social events as usual, but that is appropriate in the national circumstances. There will be enough of all sorts of meetings to supply what the President of the A.L.A. describes as “the calling which collects and organizes books and other printed matter for the use and benefit of mankind and which brings together the reader and the printed word in a vital relationship.” We hope the discussions will be thorough, but without those long auto‐biographical speeches which are meant for home newspapers, that readers will make time for seeing the exhibitions, and that Bournemouth will be a source of health and pleasure to all our readers who can be there.

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New Library World, vol. 35 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 1967

James Kidd

EPPIE ELRICK, William P. Milne's Aberdeenshire tale of the '15, first appeared in serial form in the Buchan Observer, running from 19 October 1954 to 6 September 1955. It…

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EPPIE ELRICK, William P. Milne's Aberdeenshire tale of the '15, first appeared in serial form in the Buchan Observer, running from 19 October 1954 to 6 September 1955. It was then published by Scrogie of Peterhead, as a book of 284 pages, before the end of the year. Another impression was issued in the following year.

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Library Review, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 January 1987

Evelyn S. Meyer

When the first edition of Poems by Emily Dickinson was published in 1890, Samuel G. Ward, a writer for the Dial, commented, “I am with all the world intensely interested…

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When the first edition of Poems by Emily Dickinson was published in 1890, Samuel G. Ward, a writer for the Dial, commented, “I am with all the world intensely interested in Emily Dickinson. She may become world famous or she may never get out of New England” (Sewall 1974, 26). A century after Emily Dickinson's death, all the world is intensely interested in the full nature of her poetic genius and her commanding presence in American literature. Indeed, if fame belonged to her she could not escape it (JL 265). She was concerned about becoming “great.” Fame intrigued her, but it did not consume her. She preferred “To earn it by disdaining it—”(JP 1427). Critics say that she sensed her genius but could never have envisioned the extent to which others would recognize it. She wrote, “Fame is a bee./It has a song—/It has a sting—/Ah, too, it has a wing” (JP 1763). On 7 May 1984 the names of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman were inscribed on stone tablets and set into the floor of the newly founded United States Poets' Corner of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, “the first poets elected to this pantheon of American writers” (New York Times 1985). Celebrations in her honor draw a distinguished assemblage of international scholars, renowned authors and poets, biographers, critics, literary historians, and admirers‐at‐large. In May 1986 devoted followers came from places as distant as Germany, Poland, Scandinavia, and Japan to Washington, DC, to participate in the Folger Shakespeare Library's conference, “Emily Dickinson, Letter to the World.”

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Reference Services Review, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 April 1949

It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing…

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It has often been said that a great part of the strength of Aslib lies in the fact that it brings together those whose experience has been gained in many widely differing fields but who have a common interest in the means by which information may be collected and disseminated to the greatest advantage. Lists of its members have, therefore, a more than ordinary value since they present, in miniature, a cross‐section of institutions and individuals who share this special interest.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 1 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 April 1946

Libraries—international DIK LEHMKUHL, ‘Harvesting books for the world’, Library Journal. 15 May 1946 (vol. 71, no. 10), pp. 728–30. [A report on the work of the…

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Libraries—international DIK LEHMKUHL, ‘Harvesting books for the world’, Library Journal. 15 May 1946 (vol. 71, no. 10), pp. 728–30. [A report on the work of the Inter‐allied Book Centre, London.]

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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