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PyData Meetup - February 2017

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  • Google Asia Pacific

    Mapletree Business City, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 117371, Singapore (map)

    29.991802 -95.309677

  • Agenda 

    • 6:45pm - 7:00pm Networking

    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Presenter: Google’s Tesseract Optical Character Recognition (OCR)  

    • 8:10pm - 9:00pm Presentation: Deep Learning with Python & TensorFlow

    Synopsis

    This talk covers the use of Google’s Tesseract Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Engine to convert scans and images of text into machine-encoded text. The focus of the talk will be on conversion of documents (versus images of scenery with text), and will also cover certain ways we can improve the results obtained from Tesseract. We will be using tesserocr, a Python wrapper for Tesseract API, to achieve OCR the Pythonic way. 

    Oswell Chan is a recent Computer Science graduate from NUS and works as a Software Developer at Acronis. His interest lies in automation, with a focus to streamline mundane tasks in daily life. His first exposure to OCR was triggered by the problem of trying to ease bill splitting between a big group.

    Deep Learning with Python & TensorFlow: Python has lots of scientific, data analysis, and machine learning libraries. But there are many problems when starting out on a machine learning project. Which library do you use? How can you use a model that has been trained in your production app? In this talk I will discuss how you can use TensorFlow to create Deep Learning applications and how to deploy them into production.

    Ian Lewis is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform based Tokyo, Japan. Ian is a Python and Go developer who is passionate about developer communities. He previously co-founded PyCon JP, the largest Python event in Japan. Ian loves learning about how systems work end-to end and spends his time writing and deploying distributed web apps for his favourite container orchestrator (Kubernetes).


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