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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data

From Alon Halevy, Peter Norvig, and Fernando Pereira paper (PDF):

Perhaps when it comes to natural language processing and related fields, we’re doomed to complex theories that will never have the elegance of physics equations. But if that’s so, we should stop acting as if our goal is to author extremely elegant theories, and instead embrace complexity and make use of the best ally we have: the unreasonable effectiveness of data.

This is the answer to the increased interest in Big Data.

Original title and link: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)