Data Mining Questions (and some Answers)

What is Precision and recall? 1

What are ‘Overfitting’ and ‘Underfitting’? 2

What are popular algorithms? 2

  • Decision Trees
  • Neural Networks (back propagation)
  • Probabilistic networks
  • Nearest Neighbor
  • Support vector machines

Describe a “Rolls Royce” solution that you could implement in 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.


Machine Learning Problems 3


How would you generate related searches on Bing? 3


How would you approach the Netflix Prize? 3


How would you suggest followers on Twitter? 3



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