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What do you think came first, newspapers or newsletters? Why do I ask? Not to establish which one’s better but to highlight that newsletters are the oldest and latest medium of knowledge distribution. Newsletters started in ancient Rome as hand-written pieces of information for a group of people, which were later transformed into newspapers for a wider audience. The culture…

Knowledge is at the core of any successful initiative. In the age of data, one would think that the task of incorporating knowledge would be easier than ever. However, the three Vs—volume, velocity and veracity of data—make the task anything but easy. What is an effective way to accomplish the same? Enter knowledge graphs. Graphical representation of knowledge has been…

Graphs are elegant and powerful data structures that find application across multiple industries and organizations of varying scale. This article aims to introduce and demystify graph databases and the field of graph tech to the humans of data. Why should you care about graphs? Graphs are an elegant representation of data and cater to various use cases. As a human…

At the 14 July R User Meetup, hosted at Atlan, I had the pleasure of briefly introducing the relatively new tidytext package, written by Julia Silge (@juliasilge) and David Robinson (@drob). Essentially this package serves to bring text data into the “tidyverse”. It provides simple tools to manipulate unstructured text data in such a way that it can be analyzed…

Unleashing the power of alternative data to transform India’s battle against malaria Too many malaria cases, too little data Today, India is fighting one of its toughest battles against malaria. With a malaria prevalence rate 1.5 times greater than that of Southeast Asia, India accounts for over 67% of malaria cases in the region. What’s even more worrying, however, is that this…