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checkout my latest take on named entity recognition with keras https://github.com/thomasjungblut/ner-sequencelearning

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XGBoost bayesian hyperparameter tuning with bayes_opt in Python
Hey guys, I just wanted to quickly share how I was optimizing hyperparameters in XGBoost using bayes_opt . It does a k-fold cross validation while optimizing for stable parameters. Keep in mind that bayes_opt maximizes the objective function, so change all ...

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XGBoost Validation and Early Stopping in R
Hey people, While using XGBoost in Rfor some Kaggle competitions I always come to a stage where I want to do early stopping of the training based on a held-out validation set. There are very little code snippets out there to actually do it in R, so I wanted...

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MinHashing for Beginners
Due to popular demand of my MinHashing class in my common library, I decided to do a quick and dirty walkthrough of how to vectorize, MinHash and lookup your data! What is MinHashing good for? MinHashing in the first place is used to speed up nearest neighb...

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Fixing Alienware's MX14r2 Audio on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Today I was using my Alienware MX14r2 again since a long time and after the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 my speakers work, but my headphone jack didn't respond anymore. So if you see the following symptoms, I think I got a fix for you. Speakers work and headphon...

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Somehow, I had missed this November blog post from Microsoft about the deployment of convnet-based image recognition and similarity search in Bing.

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A comic by yours truly in the New York Times (Business section, first page)... Shameless pride! :-)
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*Series of 4 Hangouts beginning July 6 at 4:00 PM EST (New York Time). You should have received invitation for the UAV Fundamentals Hangout on Air from Dr. LeMeiux* He is the President of Unmanned Vehicle University and author of “Introduction to Unmanned Systems: Air, Ground, Sea and Space, Technologies and Commercial Applications.” He is conducting the four hangouts on air for Open Engineering University’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Fundamentals Course. Please confirm if you are attending on your events tab and make the date and time on your calendar. Here is the link to the course community: https://plus.google.com/b/116933350390355237142/communities/111337294092879894738 And here is the link to Unmanned Vehicle University: http://www.uxvuniversity.com
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When I debug recursive code, part III.
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Videos of talks at the IPAM/CIfAR Summer School on Deep Learning and Feature Learning which took place at IPAM/UCLA last July are now available in several resolutions: 1080p, 480p and 240p for those of us wanting to watch them over a low bandwidth channel.
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