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We have a database of products with price and daily sales rank history as their main property. Your task is to
1) analyze this data mathematically using some form of machine learning - you should have heard of Markov chains and support vector machines.
2) create predictions for the sales rank of other products based on the results of the analysis (we will keep a small part of the database for this step)
3) create a web service that we can use to create predictions for new products
Your offer should include steps 1 and 2 only. We will start with steps 1 and 2. If we do not reach enough certainty in the predictions (we can check with the rest of our database), we will have to try to find more predictors and repeat 1+2 before doing step 3. In this case, we will negotiate further.
Please do not apply if you cannot prove knowledge in the field of statistics / mathematics.