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Automated topic extraction with Latent Dirichlet Allocation

During last semester, I became aware of a really interesting NLP algorithm called LDA, short for “Latent Dirichlet Allocation.” The goal of the algorithm is to create a set of “topics” which represent a specific human-interpretable concept The core assumption … Continue reading

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Making art with neural style and fractals

I recently attempted to see if I could create art with Neural Style using only photos I’ve taken and fractal flames I’ve created with Fractorium and Apophysis. I must say, I’m very happy with the results! I generated the outputs … Continue reading

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Steam Games

While I work on my next big project, I decided to generate some random steam game names. All of these are games that don’t actually exist: Happy Panic Unraveled Land Mad Sharkness The Heart’s Medicine formic innocence Heroes Over Europe … Continue reading

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Espresso is the marshmallow of coffee (fun with Word2Vec)

In exploring the recipe dataset, I decided to have some fun with Word2vec, an algorithm originally created by Google. For the layperson, this algorithm works by looking at the context in which a given word appears and learns vectors to … Continue reading

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Chicken soup (for the robot soul?)

So I did a little more training with the chef-rnn at a lower learning rate to fine-tune it a bit and got some shockingly good results, with some weird quirks. I really just couldn’t resist posting more recipes. These are … Continue reading

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CycleGAN and Chef-RNN update

There has been a development in image generation that I find absolutely fascinating. It’s based off Generative Adversarial Networks, which are a very powerful and promising model for image generation. A recent modification to this architecture, the Conditional GAN has been making some … Continue reading

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Double Jeopardy

Because I was gone for most of the weekend, (and because I didn’t want that awful jokebot being the first thing people see of this blog) I retrained the jeopardy network to some amusing results. Take a gander: THE SPORTING … Continue reading

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