Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2009.36
Fernando Pereira , Google
Peter Norvig , Google
Alon Halevy , Google
Problems that involve interacting with humans, such as natural language understanding, have not proven to be solvable by concise, neat formulas like F = ma. Instead, the best approach appears to be to embrace the complexity of the domain and address it by harnessing the power of data: if other humans engage in the tasks and generate large amounts of unlabeled, noisy data, new algorithms can be used to build high-quality models from the data.
machine learning, very large data bases, Semantic Web
Fernando Pereira, Peter Norvig, Alon Halevy, "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. , pp. 8-12, March/April 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.36