StatSoft Leaders Recognized Again with Latest Text Mining Book
The Association of American Publishers has recognized two StatSoft leaders with a second major national award for co-authorship of a new book on text/data mining.
Dr. Gary Miner, StatSoft’s Senior Statistical & Predictive Analytics Consultant, and Dr. Thomas Hill, StatSoft’s VP of Analytic Solutions, are both co-authors of Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-structured Text Data Applications, which received the 2012 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) this month. Other authors of the book, which was published by Elsevier/Academic Press, included Dursun Delen, John Elder, Andrew Fast, and Robert A. Nisbet.
“We are honored to receive this important award,” notes Dr. Hill, “which I believe validates the attention that all authors devoted to create an accessible resource for practitioners who want to leverage text mining technologies for improving day-to-day business processes.”
“The PROSE Award is like the Oscar® for writing and publishing,” writes an excited Dr. Miner, “and we have won it two books in a row!”
Previously, Dr. Miner, Nisbet, and Elder had been awarded a 2009 PROSE for the Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications (also published by Elsevier/Academic Press).
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.
The association’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division presented this year’s awards at a special luncheon ceremony during the PSP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 7, 2013. Miner & Hill’s text mining book won its PROSE in the Computing & Information Sciences category.