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UC Irvine Extension offering predictive analytics webinar

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.
For more information and to sign up for Predictive Analytics Special Topic Webinar: Text Analytics & Text Mining (Tuesday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., PST), click here.

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