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Big data and medicine – A big deal?

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Big Data promises huge benefits for medical research. Looking beyond superficial increases in the amount of data collected, we identify three key areas where Big Data differs from conventional analyses of data samples: (1) data is captured more comprehensively relative to the phenomenon under study; this reduces some bias but surfaces important tradeoffs, such as between data quantity and data quality; (2) data is often analyzed using machine learning tools, such as neural networks rather ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/joim.12721

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Internet Institute
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Internal Medicine Journal website
Volume:
283
Issue:
5
Pages:
418-429
Publication date:
2018-01-08
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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EISSN:
1365-2796
ISSN:
0954-6820
Pubs id:
pubs:811749
URN:
uri:82191eee-ac34-4fd0-9d46-4f26d325a258
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uuid:82191eee-ac34-4fd0-9d46-4f26d325a258
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pubs:811749

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