Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Data vs. Better Algorithms

The recent blog posts from Anand Rajaraman that more data usually beats better algorithms (part 1, part 2 and part 3) reminds me of a talk by David Hand two years ago --- Classifier Technology and the Illusion of Progress. There has also been discussons on a this issue in Hal Daume III's blog post about Heuristics.

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