Finding the hidden patterns in big data

At IBM’s Almaden research centre in the hills just outside of San Jose, big data is a big part of current research.
While much of the work that happens at Almaden is “blue sky” research that looks far into the future, many of the big data projects, involving collaborative work with current IBM clients, are likely to have more immediate applications.
One such project hopes to find ways of better managing outbreaks of foodborne illness. Working with the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, researchers have combined data on the sale of food with public health case records.

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