Friday, August 21, 2009

The Living Dead

A few of you have pointed out, that there seem to be a few 'living dead' that are in hopsitals AFTER they (supposedly) died.

There are a few legitimate scenarios where this can happen (overlapping hospital stays) and there are a few that are clearly wrong.
So it may be a data error/honest mistake or the more sinister scenario: insurance fraud.

As it is: there is nothing I can do about it. You will have to deal with this.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Group Members

I will ask you to identify your team members when you make your submission.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Questions about the organization

There will be no leaderboard. While they may make it more exciting, I think they do more harm then good since I have seen many people overfitting the 'leaderbord' set.

Questions about the submission

Instructions will be posted here and on the competition website in the next weeks.

Questions about the Data

Please post any questions about the data here!

Welcome to the INFORMS contest 2009!

Thanks for checking out the blog for the 2009 INFORMS Data Mining Contest. Please post questions here so they can be answered publicly, and check back for updates. Good luck!