Dissecting a Machine Learning Powered Investigation

Uncovering local property tax evasion using machine learning and statistical modeling. An investigative recipe.

Tue 02 April 2019 ~ Brandon Roberts
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"Dissecting a Machine Learning Powered Investigation" - Published in Artificial Informer.

This article was released in the first issue of Artificial Informer, a zine I wrote about applying statistical and machine learning methods to investigative journalism.

In it, I break down an investigation I did where I used several machine learning techniques. I explain the algorithms, how they work, their strengths and weaknesses and the different ways they can be used to aid reporters.

You can find it here: https://artificialinformer.com/issue-one/dissecting-a-machine-learning-powered-investigation.html