Archives of #Few Days

Social Media Brand Disambiguator first steps

As noted a few days back I’m spending June working on a social-media focused brand disambiguator using Python, NLTK and scikit-learn. This project has grown out of frustrations using existing Named Entity Recognition tools (like OpenCalais and DBPediaSpotlight) to recognise brands in social media messages. These tools are generally trained to work on long-form clean […]

Analysing #pydata, London and Brighton tweets for concept mapping

Below I’ve visualised tweets for #PyData conference and the cities of London and Brighton – this builds on my ‘concept cloud‘ from a few days ago at the #PyCon conference. Props to Maksim for his Social Media Analysis tutorial for inspiration. Update – Maksim’s Analying Social Networks tutorial video is online. For the earlier #PyCon […]

PowerPoint: Brief Introduction to NLProc. for Social Media

For my client (AdaptiveLab) I recently gave an internal talk on the state of the art of Natural Language Processing around Social Media (specifically Twitter and Facebook), having spent a few days digesting recent research papers. The area is fascinating (I want to do some work here via my as the text is so […]

PyCon Tutorial Notes for Applied Parallel Computing

This post is for students of the Applied Parallel Computing tutorial that Minesh B. Amin and I will run during March 2013 at PyCon.This is a wiki-post, I’ll update it over the next month. If you are attending the tutorial you must check this post in the run-up to the tutorial. Important notes are below […]

StartupChile – we have our contracts, StrongSteam progress, PyCon

A few days back we signed our StartupChile contracts, now we’re official. Apparently our ID cards are available but there’s no word on bank accounts yet. The admin rolls forward but it is a bit boring now. The feeling here is still very positive, we’ve gained some Return Value Agenda (RVA) points by meeting with […]

Heading to StartupChile

This is a quick update – we’re flying tomorrow to Santiago for 6 months of the StartupChile project ($40k funding, no equity, hundreds of projects flying in from all over the world). If you’re interested in taking 6 months to build your own project I’d suggest you take a look at applying to the next […]

Saving power around the house with an EnviR

We took delivery of an EnviR from CurrentCost a week back, we’ve been measuring power usage around the house since then. The unit itself is super easy to install – the LCD panel sits on a window sill and the measurement unit clips to the electric meter (it has a 30m range). Here’s what we […]