One morning in August 2012 in a car park in Leicester in the English midlands, a mechanical digger was starting to cut into the concrete surface. A number of interested spectators were present, hoping against hope that something amazing but highly improbable might occur. Some rugged detective work had led a group of amateur and … Continue reading The king that graph theory discovered
In April, I permanently deleted my Facebook presence. I joined in 2008 and was fairly active over the years. In the process of deleting my account, I downloaded all my data. I couldn’t resist asking myself: what does this digital time capsule tell me about a decade of my life? And what hints does it … Continue reading Analyzing Facebook posts and activity using Topic Modelling and other NLP methods
In this article, we will use a simple example to illustrate the underlying process of learning from positive and negative examples, which is the simplest form of classification learning. Learning from a training set Imagine that a company has a recruiting process which looks at many thousands of applications and separates them into two groups — those who … Continue reading How does Machine Learning work?
Advancements in computer technology over the past decades have meant that the collection of electronic data has become more commonplace in most fields of human endeavor. Many organizations now find themselves holding large amounts of data spanning many prior years. This data can relate to people, financial transactions, biological information, and much, much more. Simultaneously, … Continue reading What is Machine Learning?