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Data Science Weekly Newsletter
October 23, 2014

Editor's Picks

Data Science Articles & Videos

  • Behind the Mic: The Science of Talking with Computers
    Language. Easy for humans to understand (most of the time), but not so easy for computers. This is a short film about speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us...
  • Automating Music Composition and Melody Generation
    A program that learns music structure of given midi files and able to generate new melodies by judmental of other compositions. E.g. generate melody in style of Armstrong as negatively judged by Eminem and positively by Bach...


  • Data Scientist, New York Times - New York City
    The New York Times is dedicated to using data science to develop better products, make business decisions and reach larger audiences. We have click data, article text data, social network data, email data, subscription data, video data and mobile data available to us. We leverage this, along with statistical modeling and machine learning methods to find insights for high-level management and strategy, build API's for engineers, and create tools for editors and writers of the newsroom. The goal of this role is to help The Times reach a larger audience and develop a more engaged reader base...

Training & Resources

  • A Tiny Julia Webservice
    One benefit of using Julia for playing with statistics is that it's a modern, usable language for general purposes as well. Earlier I built a KNN classifier for predicting crime from the data on, so I thought it would be fun to build a web service in Julia that could return those results...
  • Tweet NLP
    Open-source, Java tools for Twitter Natural Language Processing...


  • Machine Learning: The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data
    One of the most comprehensive machine learning texts around...
    "This book really gives an fantastic overview of the theory of machine learning. I think combining this book with some of the online coursera courses for practical work would give anyone a really strong skill set backed up by the deeper insights..."...

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