Elasticsearch data mining

I presented introductory material on Elasticsearch for the South Shore .NET Users Group. Here are the slides: This talk covers an overview of Elasticsearch data mining. Elasticsearch is a Big Data solution to document storage and search. It is a NoSQL-backed search engine using a HDFS-based filesystem. Elasticsearch basics Setting up a development environment Loading data Searching data using REST Searching data using NEST, the …

Natural Language Processing and Scalable Architecture

There are many companies state they do natural language processing (NLP) for electronic medical records (EMRs). However, I see two major problems with this claim. Most companies aren’t doing NLP This is only a problem if the company isn’t delivering on the promise of NLP. The technology is used to look through human-generated free-text content. This blog is an example of this. An Excel spreadsheet, is not free-text content. Using …

Big Data helps the move from Fee for Service to Capitation-based payments

The Fee For Service model for medical payments is the predominant payment scheme in the United States. In the Fee for Service model, physicians are incentivized to provide more treatments regardless of effectiveness. There is no link between the recipient of services and payment for those services. The recipient of the medical services, the patient, does not directly participate in the fee transaction. They …

Big Data : Overview (Part 1)

Please join me for a series of talk on Big Data with the South Shore .NET Users Group. I hope you can make it. Big Data has become the new buzzword like “Agile” and “Cloud”. Like those two others, it’s a transformative technology. We’ll be discussing: What is it? Technology key words HDFS Hadoop MapReduce ElasticSearch This will be part …