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About Simple Complexity

Welcome to Simple Complexity, a blog designed to make simple sense from complex data. We will focus on methods and techniques to improve your ability to organize, visualize, analyze, and act upon complex data.

This blog, launched in June 2006, is sponsored by InnovaTech, Inc., a data warehousing, business intelligence and knowledge management company.

Posts on this site belong to the following categories:

  • Best of Simple Complexity
    The best posts of Simple Complexity as judged by the post authors.
  • Books
    Posts discussing books on the subjects of this blog.
  • Business
    Discusses general business concepts, techniques, and information of interest.
  • Business Intelligence
    Business intelligence (BI) refers to skills, technologies, applications and practices used to help a business acquire a better understanding of its commercial context.
  • Data As Art
    Data used for its aesthetic qualities versus analytical purposes.
  • Data Integrity
    Data integrity is the assurance that data is consistent and correct.
  • Data Mining
    Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data typically using sophisticated data search capabilities and statistical algorithms.
  • Data Warehouse
    Data warehouse is a repository of an organization’s electronically stored data. Data warehouses are designed to facilitate reporting and analysis.
  • Decision Making
    Decision making can be regarded as an outcome of mental processes (cognitive process) leading to the selection of a course of action among several alternatives.
  • Humor
    Posts that are presented simply because the author found them funny.
  • Infographic
    Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge.
  • Knowledge Management
    Knowledge Management (KM) comprises a range of practices used in an organisation to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable adoption of insights and experiences.
  • Natural Language
    Natural language processing (NLP) is a field of computer science and linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.
  • News
    Short news blurbs, generally a sentence or two and a link to the source material.
  • Off-Topic
    Any miscellaneous topic the authors found interesting, but that do not fit our standard categories.
  • Search
    Search encompasses methods of thoroughly looking for specific data or information.
  • Statistics
    Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation, and presentation of data.
  • Visualization
    Visualization is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message.