Insights in Action.
A List of Selected Solutions and Publications.
Self-organising Data Mining.
This book describes in more detail the modeling technology behind Insights. It contains many practical application examples which illustrate the power of model self-organization.
SIAM SDM'11 Data Mining Challenge: Prediction of Biological
Properties of Molecules from Chemical Structure
Knowledge mining in Life Sciences (PDF)
About the objective of building mathematical models for toxicity prediction. Article in the journal Chemistry & Industry, August 2008
Modelling and Prediction of Toxicity of Environ-
Insights is being used by:
NASA, Boeing, MIT, Columbia, Notre Dame, Mobil Oil, Pfizer, Merck, Dean & Company, and many other corporations, universities, research institutes and individuals around the world.
|KnowledgeMiner Software contributed to a number of international research projects, for example:|
"Insights is the most advanced implementation of
the GMDH approach now. It uses the inductive method, which
is different from deductive techniques used commonly for
modeling on principle. Many important successful results
were received using this tool recently. They show the advantage
of it over analogous well-known software."
"Insights' data mining and self-specifying model capabilities help us develop more robust and useful tools for ourselves and our clients. We have built regional and national macroeconomic models, securities trading tools, event study approaches, and microeconomic market characterizations. Specifically, Insights is at its most useful when the natural systems are complex and the a priori structure of the equations are unknown. In such settings Insights' data mining and self-organizing capabilities are extremely helpful."
"Insights is the only product that I have found that
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data set. Many standard regression tools are as easy, but
they limit you to a small set of potential relationships.
KnowledgeMiner combines spreadsheet-like set up with an
algorithm that doesn't "over fit" the model. Also, the output
is in a readily usable format (e.g. not C++ code)."
"I like Insights because its algorithm does not make
any assumtions on the underlying data; well, at least not
during the initial model-building phase. I also like the
fact that it generates sets of equations that the user can
review with detailed understanding of the interactions and
dependencies of each variable. Also, the algorithm(s) behave
surprising well under extreme conditions for certain complex
dynamical systems. Congratulations for your excellent work."
"I'm a physicist by training, working as a radar engineer
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used algorithms, and with comparatively no effort on my
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propagation and probalistic ANNs for outcomes based research.
I also have some experience with fuzzy decision theory and
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I have downloaded the demo and it appeals to me because
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on the behalf of Roger Bradbury who did some work on GMDH
back in 1988 (Green, D. G., Reichelt, R. E., and Bradbury,
R. H. (1988) Statistical Behaviour of the GMDH algorithm.
Biometrics 44: 49-69). He is happy that there is a modern
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