• Data Mining Knowledge is power. ERI's advanced analytics expertise puts that power in your hands.
  • Text Mining ERI aids its clients in extracting value from unstructured text using state-of-the-art statistical text mining algorithms.
  • Software Engineering ERI's award-winning software engineering team effectively and efficiently deploys custom analysis and visualization applications.
  • Training Each year, members of ERI teach at over two dozen talks, conferences, and customized courses at universities and corporations around the globe.

Who we are

Elder Research is a recognized industry leader in the science, practice, and technology of advanced analytics with vast experience in data transformation and model construction. Founded in 1995 by Dr. John Elder, Elder Research has helped government agencies and Fortune Global 500® companies solve real-world problems in diverse industry segments.

Our goal is to transform data, domain knowledge, and algorithmic innovations into world-class analytic solutions. When we combine the business domain expertise of our clients with our deep understanding of advanced analytics, we create a team that can extract actionable value from the data.

Our areas of expertise include data science, text mining, data visualization, scientific software engineering, and technical teaching. Experience with diverse projects and algorithms, advanced validation techniques, and innovative model combination methods (ensembles) enables Elder Research to maximize project success for a continued return on analytics investment.


Practical Text Mining

This NEW comprehensive resource provides complete coverage of statistical and analytical concepts, techniques, and applications for text mining. Click here for a free download of Chapter 2!


Data Mining

Elder Research specializes in data and text mining, using cutting-edge, adaptable algorithms to provide efficient software solutions for corporate and government use.

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3-D Kernel Density

We specialize in unlocking the potential of vast stores of information to provide actionable, comprehensible results. Elder Research specializes in:


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Elder Research's personnel have published multiple full-length books on data mining and analysis. Last January, our own John Elder and Andrew Fast joined forces with with four other experts to co-author Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-Structured Text Data Applications, a 1000-page, comprehensive reference guide to text collection and analysis. The book covers everything from basic text mining principles to advanced topics, using applications-based case studies and an included software DVD to leverage readers toward successes at their own ends.

In January of 2012 John Elder co-authored the Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers (both academic and industrial) through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The Handbook helps one discern the technical and business problem, understand the strengths and weaknesses of modern data mining algorithms, and employ the right statistical methods for practical application.

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Data Mining Reports and Papers

Our staff has published many journal articles, written dissertations, presented at dozens of conferences, delivered training seminars to businesses and universities, and even spoken about data science at the occasional middle school career day. As part of our ongoing initiative to train both students and corporations on advanced analytics, we have made a number of these documents available on our website. To see a full listing of available documents, click the link below.

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Download the Company Brochure for more information about Elder Research, including our analytics consulting services, training services and data products.












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John Elder presents the top data mining mistakes to avoid. Visit our Knowledge Base to view additional videos.

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Special Plenary Session: Top Five Technical Tricks to Try when Trapped

Predictive Analytics World Boston September 27 – October 1, 2015

There's no better source for tricks of the analytics trade than Dr. John Elder, the established industry leader well-known for his "Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes" and advanced methods like Target Shuffling. In this special plenary session, Dr. Elder will cover his Top Five methods for boosting your practice beyond barriers and gaining stronger results.  


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