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May 30, 2010


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James Paul White

This "Counting Problem" is more commonly known as the (Semantic) Equivalency Problem.



Great article. While entity resolution / semantic equivalency isn't glamorous, it is indeed fundamental. As they say, garbage in, garbage out.

Also enjoyed piece on data finds data a while back.



Bill James radically transformed the world baseball analysis. He did so by creating a canonical process for looking at player performance -- based on accurate counting.

"So if we can't tell who the good fielders are accurately from the record books, and we can't tell accurately from watching, how can we tell?
*By counting things*." Bill James, attributed by Michael Lewis in MoneyBall page 69

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