Probabilistic actions to extract artists from a text

Author: Raimon Bosch Abstract One of the main problems of software technologies is that often they only provide one possible solution for a problem. This obligates us to create human validation systems to cover this cases that are not that general, those exceptions that a computer can’t detect. But what if we provide several solutions…

Sentiment Analysis: Incremental learning to build domain models

Raimon Bosch, Master thesis – Intelligent Interactive Systems, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2013), Prof. Dr. Leo Wanner Abstract Nowadays, social contacts are vital to find relevant content. We need to connect with people with similar interests because they provide content that matters. Every day is more clear that in the future of document recommendations will be necessary to…

Personalization on search engines using social signals

Raimon Bosch, Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions (DTIC), Pompeu Fabra University Abstract This is a study analyzing the different state of the art techniques to generate personalized search results. We will focus on how user’s interactions in social networks are being used to improve user’s experience. We will also investigate if sentiment analysis…

Text Categorization with K-Nearest Neighbors using Lucene

Text categorization (also known as text classification, or topic spotting) is the task of automatically sorting a set of documents into categories from a predefined set. Text categorization is a complex problem to solve, for solving it you need to provide a variable for each important word in your text. Maybe not stopwords or very common…

Dealing with dates in PHP

One of the main problems when you are making a website or any kind of IT system is dealing with dates. It is very common when you have systems written in multiple languages reaching a point where you have to stop, read the library for dealing dates in a certain language, and solve your problem…