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Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

Programs could make state center of digital field

Two new initiatives based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could help make Massachusetts a global center for the emerging field of “big data” — the ability to quickly dissect and understand floods of digital information.

On Wednesday, MIT will host a press event to unveil bigdata@CSAIL, an industry-sponsored research group that will bring together the work of more than 25 MIT professors and researchers; and the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data at CSAIL.

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