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Text & Network Mining, NLP & Python, Hadoop & Search

  • Jun 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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6.30 Welcome, free pizza+beer

Talks start at 7pm

 

"Creating Usable Customer Intelligence from Social Media Data: Network Analytics meets Text Mining" by Rosaria Silipo, Sr. Data Scientist @Knime

Rosaria will show an integrated approach that retrieves and combines information using text mining as well as network analysis techniques from a public forum using open data and open source tools. Each forum user is described in terms of a leadership score, calculated using a network analytics algorithm, and an attitude value, produced by a text-mining based sentiment analysis procedure.

 

"Scraping and parsing PDFs in Python" by Ian Hopkinson, Sr. Data Scientist @Scraperwiki

In this talk Ian will show a specific example of scraping and structuring the verbatim records of the UN which are provided as PDF files, and demonstrate some techniques using Python. He will also make some comments on the coding process for data scientists and how it contrasts with conventional software development.

 

Beer Break, Networking around, and Community Update

 

"Lucene & Hadoop: Together at Last" by Doug Cutting, Chief Architect @Cloudera
Fifteen years ago, Doug wrote a search engine called Lucene. Seven years ago, he helped to found the Hadoop project. Now these two projects are combined in a platform that, among other things, supports scalable, distributed search using Lucene on top of Hadoop. Doug will tell the story of how these projects grew and how they finally came together.

 

"Disambiguating brands in social media: detecting the right "apples"and "oranges" with Python and scikit-learn" by Ian Ozsvald, independent Data Scientist

Existing Named Entity Recognition APIs are poorly suited to recognising brands in tweets. Ian is building an open sourced Python tool using scikit-learn and NLTK to classify brands better than the existing APIs. This will be an early report on his progress, discussing the linguistic difficulties faced by existing tools and showing the prototype to date.

 

Session ends by 9.30pm-ish

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  • Wifak Houij G.

    are there any videos?? or may be someone can share slides or slide pictures

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Robin E.

    Have just blogged my thoughts and reflections on this event http://bit.ly/11F2zWB

    3 · June 14, 2013

  • Dominic S.

    Great set of presentations.

    June 14, 2013

  • Amit N.

    Carlos - THANK YOU for gathering great speakers and giving us access to this wealth of knowledge. All the presenters were excellent.

    June 13, 2013

  • Salih O.

    First time in meetup. Glad to be part of it. An eye opener event. Thanks to everyone

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • adeel a.

    180 attending
    No spots left, 149 people waiting

    that is what it says at top - 149 people waiting does that even make any sense - how disorganized is that. If you have that many people interested surely they should be planning better for venues. They just rejected 149 people and probably more and only let in 120 of the 180. terrible.

    June 12, 2013

    • Tony G.

      Popular because the organisers have put together a great community and attract good quality speakers, all for free. Not surprised it's over subscribed. Would like to see more of the same. Are you offering your time skills and energy to pitch in? That would be great. Otherwise I'll simplysay a thanks to the organisers, speakers and sponsors.

      7 · June 12, 2013

    • mick d.

      i'd agreed with that sentiment... its a great community

      June 13, 2013

  • Ian O.

    Thanks for having me as a speaker. The slides are linked via the README in the github repo for my scikit learn/NLP/ML talk: https://github.com/ianozsvald/social_media_brand_disambiguator

    As for slow entrance times - the building is open from 6.30pm, that's a strong incentive to turn up early (whilst there's still plenty of pizza and beer).

    June 13, 2013

  • Thidawan K.

    very disappoint for the register, slow and it caused lot of people late for the first talk! not enough seats for attenders!

    June 13, 2013

  • Seref A.

    It keeps getting better! Thanks for the talks, great questions from attendees and of course for the beer and pizza. Looking forward to next one.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speakers and interesting use cases around NLP

    June 13, 2013

  • Klaudia G.

    Excellent content.

    June 13, 2013

  • Jeremy H.

    Good talks, need to sort the door out. All those names would have fitted on 2 sheets of paper if there's a better way of exporting the attending list out of Meetup. Scraping anyone?

    2 · June 13, 2013

  • Anwar H.

    The event was good but unfortunately, the organisation fell short of expectations (no pizza this time!). By the time I was able to get passed the entrance, it was already the end of the first presentation. I am sure this is just a one-off. Many thanks to Carlos for a resourceful meetup with great content and speakers.

    June 12, 2013

  • Stevens Yun Z.

    Very related to my research, especially the fourth one.

    June 12, 2013

  • Srikanth

    Great meetup this time. A bunch of new things for me to follow up on.

    June 12, 2013

  • adeel a.

    This is so silly that they have these waiting lists - they should know by now that certain meetups will attract a lot of people so they should really make allowances for bigger places to accommodate as many people. Still only waiting list makes really no sense because you know you don't stand a chance if your like number 50th of list or even 120th on list. It is a very stupid system.

    June 12, 2013

    • Ian R.

      It is a stupid system, but I think all other systems would be worse :-) With no waiting list how would you make the best of no-shows? The only real solution is bigger venues but they may not be available and suitable (i.e. projection screen, sound and wifi for 300 people for free or cheap enough for the sponsors...) Recording the talks with a single static camera & mic and posting on youtube afterwards would be simple and excellent though.

      June 12, 2013

  • Hari S.

    So I got a place off the waiting list 10 minutes after it started and I'm on the wrong side of town. Somebody obviously changed their RSVP too late :-/

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Heather S.

      Not sure there's a cheap and cheerful tech solution. With EventBrite you can check people in with the mobile app, or by scanning a printed ticket. However this is actually slower than checking a name on a list. Checkins in the sense of physically presenting a credential just take time. Parallel processing is the best solution. More bods on the door. Bet if you offered a ticket to helpers you'd get some...;-)

      June 12, 2013

    • Ian R.

      A lo-tech solution would be best. But this evening there was only one guy checking names off, the bits of paper were loose (not in a binder) so they kept getting out of order, and the names were printed small so hard to read. Just splitting the list a-m & n-z and having two people would be twice as quick. Getting the papers organised would also make it twice as quick...

      June 12, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Hmm... 105 chairs with. 180 attendees? Bit crowded in here...

    June 12, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Massive queue to get into New Zealand House..

    June 12, 2013

  • Florian R.

    Any chance for waitlisted to still get in on the door due to no shows?

    June 12, 2013

  • Julian S.

    Alas 57 minutes notice that I have a place is not enough...

    June 12, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Freeing up my place - sorry guys - really disappointed I can no longer make this one!.

    June 12, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Sorry can't make it. Last minute thing

    June 12, 2013

  • Deepak S.

    It is time meetup shows the no in the waiting list. Hope some people cancel in the last moment. Thanks.

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Geoff H.

      it used to tell you your position in the list; but not any more.

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • yucel e.

    Afraid I'm unwell and cannot make this evening

    June 12, 2013

  • Thidawan K.

    see you guys today. :)

    June 12, 2013

  • Gabriel R.

    Sad times, can't make it any more. Someone else enjoy it instead of me!

    June 12, 2013

  • onuonga

    I was thinking if the space is not enough wouldn't it be nice to have one for those who are on the waiting list so they are not really missing out if they can attend online . Just a suggestion

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • onuonga

    Is there a google hangout ?

    June 12, 2013

  • Fatos

    for those already on the Attendance list, if you can't make it please take the time to change your RSVP!

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for solutions to non-standard business problems

    June 5, 2013

  • Anwar H.

    Waiting for a place

    June 5, 2013

  • Heather S.

    even if my reflexes were quick enough to bag a ticket, which they typically aren't, that night I'm hosting @socdevlon. n.b. I think the ticketing challenge is ripe for automation....

    June 5, 2013

  • Alex M.

    How does my new start up publicise that we do this sort of thing for business clients?

    June 5, 2013

  • Phil G.

    Would love to attend but can't make that date.

    June 5, 2013

  • Herve

    Part of the team @ ingeniapi.com . Interesting topic, but I am biased...

    June 5, 2013

  • Shruti T.

    :) excited to have found spot!

    June 5, 2013

  • Seref A.

    Good topics! I look forward to the event.

    June 5, 2013

  • Ben G.

    wow - got a spot! :-)

    1 · June 5, 2013

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