AI in Finance

I found an interesting site related to Neural Networks and Finance browsing on the Internet the other day. The information is little bit out of date, but it is well structured and up to the point.

There are several sections – Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing and General optimization. Only the first and the second one are of particular interest for me.
Furthermore every section is divided in some subsections

  • Selected articles
  • References
  • Journals
  • Software
  • Links

Here is the web address:
http://www.geocities.com/francorbusetti/neural.htm

Many pdfs and links to other valuable resources.

I am still reading the information (there is a lot!) and investigating any broken links (so far I have found just a few).

I will post a follow up once I have a definitive idea about the complexity and real value of that site.
The Good news is that, well – there are Neural Networks, there is Finance 🙂
The bad news is that the information is slightly old and the site is no longer actively updated…

Finding “academic” resources on the internet

Finding valuable and quality resources on the Internet is always a problem. If you’re like me – spending hours in front of the computer in order to find just one piece of “good” information than you might be interested in these services provided by two of the largest search engines available.

First of them is called Google Scholar and is maintained by errr… Google and the other one is named Academics and run by Microsoft. Both of them utilize the same idea – find all relevant sources of academic information about a specific subject. Great way to explore articles, publications and reference materials. Unfortunately some of the materials require paid subscription. I was little surprised to find that Yahoo! doesn’t have a similar service (yet?)

Hint: Academics does not work well with Firefox (no big surprise here…)

One last thing I would like to mention, that I use with pleasure – zotero. It is best described with the creator’s own words:

extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.