Demystifying Neural Networks: A Mathematical Approach (Part 1)

My notes from the book ‘Make your own Neural Network’ by Tariq Rashid. “Take inspiration from all the small things around you.”- Tariq Rashid There are some tasks which are very simple for computers but hard for humans, like multiplying millions and trillions of numbers, i.e. repetitive tasks. On the other hand, humans outperform computers fairly … Continue reading Demystifying Neural Networks: A Mathematical Approach (Part 1)

Simplifying Sentiment Analysis using VADER in Python (on Social Media Text)

An easy to use Python library built especially for sentiment analysis of social media texts. PC:Pixabay/PDPics “If you want to understand people, especially your customers…then you have to be able to possess a strong capability to analyze text. “ — Paul Hoffman, CTO:Space-Time Insight The 2016 US Presidential Elections were important for many reasons. Apart from the political … Continue reading Simplifying Sentiment Analysis using VADER in Python (on Social Media Text)

Building a Simple Chatbot from Scratch in Python (using NLTK)

  Gartner estimates that by 2020, chatbots will be handling 85 percent of customer-service interactions; they are already handling about 30 percent of transactions now. I am sure you’ve heard about Duolingo: a popular language-learning app, which gamifies practicing a new language. It is quite popular due to its innovative styles of teaching a foreign … Continue reading Building a Simple Chatbot from Scratch in Python (using NLTK)