Presenting at SQL Saturday Vancouver BC February 16

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    I will be presenting at the almost-free SQL Saturday in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 16.  This event will be my first time for a Microsoft-related presentation in Canada (my first presentation in Canada was at SAS User Group International, Montreal, in 2004).  This post has the details.

    SQLSaturday198Vancouver Presenting at SQL Saturday Vancouver BC February 16

    SQL Saturday 198 Vancouver, BC

    The topic is Applied Enterprise Semantic Mining.


    Text mining is projected to dominate data mining, and the reasons are evident: we have more text available than numeric data. Microsoft introduced a new technology to SQL Server 2012 called Semantic Search. This session’s detailed description and demos give you important information for the enterprise implementation of Tag Index and Document Similarity Index. The demos include a web-based Silverlight application, and content documents from Wikipedia. We’ll also look at strategy tips for how to best leverage the new semantic technology with existing Microsoft data mining.  You can click this link to see my presentation abstract.

    The conference is expected to draw maybe 400 people and will be held at the British Columbia’s Institute of Technology.  The event has a total of seven parallel (meaning simultaneous) tracks with six talks per track (throughout the day).  The event is made possible by the event and speaker volunteers, and the corporate sponsors (who will be onsite, and who will collectively be offering generous door prizes at the end of the day).  The event has a small registration fee for lunch.

    You can click this link to register for the event.

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