Good morning all. For a while now I have been thinking about the possibility of combining machine learning or more generally data science techniques to help this site handle some on the common issues (this is also hopefully be discussed in this thread) faced by the moderators and the site as a whole. A few months back, I notice a competition on kaggle (a data science competition website) to do retagging (I believe, I will dig out a link and edit accordingly) so I know this is something stackexchange have been looking into..
So I guess my questions are:
1) what are the common issues and possible problems that can be solved via a data science approach (for MSE in particular)?
I think the closing of questions can be predicted, by using some form of natural language processing. Another topic I know exists already is the detection of fraudulent account behaviour ( I am not too sure how smart that is)
2) if data science projects already exist at MSE where can one read about the existing problems and possible solutions
3) a more general question are these stackexchange websites open source in terms of being able to check solutions, as per question 2?
Also, I did a quick word search on meta for machine learning but found nothing relating to this question (saying that, I could very well be wrong)