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Using Data Science To Make Sense Of Unstructured Text

In a previous post, I discussed the value of information extraction, described a framework for going about it, and illustrated how semi-structured …

Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing for programmers

I recently left my job to be an independent software engineer again. One of my objectives for my newly acquired free time was to increase my …

Natural Language Processing for programmers: part 3

Automatic classification: Hot or not?<p>Previously, I experimented with text generation using context-free grammars, one of the oldest techniques in …

Apache Spark Complex Event Processing, Training and SparkSQL Datawarehouse

Apache Spark and Machine learning can solve a lot of problems and can discover patterns leading to rules replacement. But for some simple cases and …

Can Suggestic's machine learning tackle Type 2 diabetes?

Suggestic is a digital startup trying to tackle Type 2 diabetes using machine learning to create personalized interventions and guide users through them towards disease reversal.<p>The founders have created a “lifestyle GPS” app that works as a personal assistant to help people with Type 2 diabetes …

An Introduction to Machine Learning Theory and Its Applications: A Visual Tutorial with Examples

<i>Guest blog post by Irina Papuc</i><p>Machine Learning (ML) is coming into its own, with a growing recognition that ML can play a key role in a wide range of …

How to Work Every Muscle in Your Body in Only 5 Minutes | Men's Health

This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande gets more dense and more intense as it goes along.<p>(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Each minute, you’ll add a new …

6 Multitasking Strength Training Moves You Need To Try

No time? No problem.<p>No matter how jam-packed your summer schedule may be, you're never too busy to take care of yourself -- <i>especially</i> when the method you choose takes half the time of your typical running route or boot camp class.<p>Latoya Julce, a New York City-based personal trainer who also teaches …

Workouts

This 5-Minute Exercise Will Make You More Flexible

Come on, get bendy.<p>If you struggle to touch your toes, this yoga sequence is for you.<p>In the video above, Udaya instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a gentle yoga sequence that'll improve your range of motion and help you get <i>a lot</i> more bendy. The positions will be more difficult at first; your hips …

Yoga

The Cardio Exercise That Blasts Your Shoulders | Men's Health

In fact, the exercise is similar to a push press, except the weight is being pressed horizontally instead of vertically. The benefit: It doesn’t require the same shoulder stability and mobility as overhead pressing, but it still puts a serious demand son your shoulders.<p>And as you’ll see in the …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

The readers have spoken.

Books

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about vast advances, foreign sales and movie rights often don’t provide an internal narrative to match the external one. But, in a welcome plot twist this year, two talked-up debuts justified the hype.<p>Disproving the usual rule that thrillers with the word …

Books

The 22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts Of 2014

These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*

Books

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Books

11 Powerful Chrome Extensions to Try Out

Power up your browser for increased productivity and easier surfing with these useful extensions we’ve rounded up just for you.<p>ZenMate<p>I’m neither an expert nor a fan of using proxy servers to access geo-restricted content like Hulu and Pandora, because I’ve found them to be unstable and hard to set …

Google

Recycled Garden Hose Basket

The background story of this hose basket is one of <i>DETERMINATION</i>. Really. <b>I had to finish this project.</b> Maybe some of you can relate....<p>It started out …