Big data. A briefing

Virginia Todde, Alessandro Giuliani

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The data deluge (generally referred as “Big Data”) biomedical scientists are facing in these years asks for a serious epistemological thinking in order to avoid both “data bases idolatry” and “preconceived refusal”. Starting from the evident reproducibility crisis of biomedical sciences here we sketch some hopefully useful indications for a sensible use of data mining approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Big Data
  • Biomedical data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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