Sentiment HQ Sets a New Accuracy Standard

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“Cutting edge.” It’s usually one of those overused phrases scattered all over company websites to add some marketing pizazz. Everything you see here is on the cutting edge. Yet, it’s perfect for describing Sentiment HQ, one of our newest machine learning models. If you’re not too sure what “sentiment analysis” is, it basically involves using… Read more

The indico Machine Learning Team’s Take on TensorFlow

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Earlier this week, Google released TensorFlow, an open source library for numerical computation. Given the general frothiness around machine learning, we thought folks might appreciate a simple, straightshootin’ take from indico’s Machine Learning team. Unlike a random person on the Internet, we deal with this stuff daily, and can hopefully shed some light on how… Read more

What Even is Sentiment Analysis?

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Machine learning is an incredibly frothy space. It almost seems like every week there’s some new company using machine learning in some revolutionary new way. With all of the deep learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence buzzwords floating around, it can be extremely difficult to separate the signal from the noise. This is not one… Read more

Three Thought-Provoking Ideas from SIGGRAPH ’15

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Last month Alec Radford and I had the great pleasure of attending the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles.  If you don’t know about SIGGRAPH, here’s a quick snippet from their website:  “Since its beginning in 1974 as a small group of specialists in a previously unknown discipline, ACM SIGGRAPH has evolved to become an international… Read more

Neural Image Captioning for Mortals

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Introduction to Neural Image Captioning Image Captioning is a damn hard problem — one of those frontier-AI problems that defy what we think computers can really do. This summer, I had an opportunity to work on this problem for the Advanced Development team during my internship at indico. The work I did was fascinating but not revolutionary … Read more

Visualizing with t-SNE

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Data visualization A big part of working with data is getting intuition on what those data show. Staring at raw data points, especially when there are many of them, is almost never the correct way to tackle a problem. Low dimensional data are easy to visually inspect. You can simply pick pairs of dimensions and… Read more