From the post:
Predictive Analytics Certificate Program:
This program is designed for professionals who are using or wish to use Predictive Analytics to optimize business performance at a variety of levels. UC Irvine Extension is offering the following webinar and two courses during winter quarter:
Predictive Analytics Special Topic Webinar: Text Analytics & Text Mining (Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., PST) - This free webinar will provide participants with the introductory concepts of text analytics and text mining that are used to recognize how stored, unstructured data represents an extremely valuable source of business information.
Course: Effective Data Preparation (Jan. 7 to Feb. 24) - This online course will address how to extract stored data elements, transform their formats, and derive new relationships among them, in order to produce a dataset suitable for analytical modeling. Course instructor Dr. Robert Nisbet, chief scientist at Smogfarm, which studies crowd psychology, will provide attendees with the skills to produce a fully processed data set compatible for building powerful predictive models.
Course: Text Analytics & Text Mining (Jan. 28 to March 24) - This new online course instructed by Dr. Gary Miner, author of Handbook of Statistical Analysis & Data Mining Applications and Practical Text Mining, will focus on basic concepts of textual information including tokenization and part-of-speech tagging. The course will expose participants to practical techniques for text extraction and text mining, document clustering and classification, information retrieval, and the enhancement of structured data.
Just so you know, the webinar is free but Effective Data Preparation and Text Analytics & Text Mining are $695.00 each.
I am always made more curious by the omission of the most obvious questions from an FAQ or location of the information in very non-prominent places.
I suspect well worth the price but why not be up front with the charges?