I am a big fan of XMonad and I use it as my window manager inside of Gnome. My only problem was a terrible startup time; it took me more than one minute to log into my session. I knew it was a problem with my configuration and I finally ...
Articles by Alexandre Patry
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Tika language detection is not designed for short texts like tweets or Facebook status, as acknowledged in its documentation1. Nonetheless, I wanted to know what to expect when detecting the language of short documents like tweets.
In a nutshell
I compared the language identified by Twitter to the language ...
For those who are unfamiliar with UIMA and its ecosystem, Ruta (for RUle-Based Text Annotation) is a tool for rule-based information extraction. For example, a very simple date extractor could look like:
PACKAGE com.textjuicer.ruta.date; DECLARE Date; DECLARE Day; DECLARE Month; DECLARE Year; // A date is a month ...
Yesterday, a friend contacted me because AVG found a Blackhole Exploit kit type 2726 on two of his sites. This post reports my investigation on the issue.
Getting rid of the exploit
I wanted to play around with some tweets, but I quickly discovered that getting a hand on a corpus is not that easy because of twitter terms of service. It is up to every one to create is own corpus.
Luckily, twitter has an API to sample tweets randomly. I ...
I often want to manipulate set of words that I want to compare. This post present some of the one lines that I frequently use to manipulate such lists.
Get a set of words from a text file
If you start from a text file, the following command will convert ...Tagged as : shell
I recently learned about Forer effect or how people can take general statements and make them their own. In a classic experiment , Forer asked his students to fill a personality test. A week later, he gave his analysis back to each student and made them rate its accuracy on a ...Tagged as : psychology
When I installed emacs for OSX, right option key acted as Meta instead of my beloved alt-car. It can be fixed using these steps:Tagged as : emacs
Welcome to my blog, a place where I will put information that I hope will be useful to others or future me.Tagged as : announce
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