Can Data Science Deliver a Fake News Detector?

Posted on April 4, 2017 by ohadf

Regardless of your political opinion, fake news has dominated the conversation since the 2016 US presidential election. The crux of the problem is that the very definition of what qualifies as fake news is in dispute. Still, most of us would like to know if the news story we’re reading reflects actual events – or...

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Posted in Machine Learning

The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

Posted on March 26, 2017 by ohadf

Competitive programming competitions, commonly referred to as Hackathons, offer a great opportunity for new talent to show what they can do. Much like professional sports, industry leaders send recruiters to scout out the top performers. With high stakes on the line and limited resources, getting noticed as a hackathon winner not only looks good on...

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Posted in API API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Posted on March 12, 2017 by ohadf

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework v1.9 (also compatible with v1.10). Although the book is designed as a beginner’s guide to web development, the material is packed with tips even...

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How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

Posted on March 2, 2017 by ohadf

Sifting through millions of posts on review sites presents both a massive undertaking and an incredible opportunity for influencer marketing. Some of the most successful app makers are capitalizing on that oppotunity. Use your favorite media monitoring plaform to sift through the reviews. As you might expect, the biggest opportunity is in reaching negative and neutral...

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How web data saves lives, identifies threats, and brings criminals to justice

Posted on February 16, 2017 by ohadf

The team will remember February 13th 2017 primarily because of the opportunity to present at i-HLS Big Data alongside Fortune 500 leaders including IBM, SAP, and Dell. Over 500 participants convened to learn how homeland security and law enforcement agencies are using big data to serve and protect. Of particular interest was the role...

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Posted in Dark Web

How to use rated reviews for sentiment classification

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Omer Turner

Sentiment classification is a fascinating use case for machine learning. Regardless of complexity – you need two core components to deliver meaningful results; a machine learning engine and a significant volume of structured data to train that engine. Last month, we added the new “rating” field for rated review sites covered in the threaded...

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How to access, cite, and defend web datasets in academic research

Posted on November 24, 2016 by ohadf

We’re used to getting questions about accessing structured web data. But recently, we’ve been fielding a different kind of use case.  Researchers and scientists have been asking about data citation conventions and how to defend research citing web datasets for peer review. As you might expect, we published our answers in the new Guide to Citing Web...

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Posted in Big Data