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Three Sprints in India (To Say Nothing of PyCon)

Lev Konstantinovskiy gensim, Open Source, PyCon, Student Incubator

I was very happy to visit India this October to run three Gensim coding sprints, give workshops and visit PyCon India conference. Many thanks to our Incubator programme student Devashish Deshpande for being my host. PyCon India Pycon India was a very friendly event of 500 attendees with workshops on Friday and conference talks over Saturday and Sunday. My favorite PyCon moment was the keynote …

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Gensim word2vec on CPU faster than Word2veckeras on GPU (Incubator Student Blog)

Šimon Pavlík gensim

Word2Vec became so popular mainly thanks to huge improvements in training speed producing high-quality words vectors of much higher dimensionality compared to then widely used neural network language models. Word2Vec is an unsupervised method that can process potentially huge amounts of data without the need for manual labeling. There is really no limit to size of a dataset that can …

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FastText and Gensim word embeddings

Jayant Jain gensim

Facebook Research open sourced a great project recently – fastText, a fast (no surprise) and effective method to learn word representations and perform text classification. I was curious about comparing these embeddings to other commonly used embeddings, so word2vec seemed like the obvious choice, especially considering fastText embeddings are an extension of word2vec. The main goal of the Fast Text …

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Radim, Gensim and RaRe Technologies

Radim Řehůřek gensim, Machine Learning Leave a Comment

Racing through 2016 with so much on the front burner and yet it is timely to pause for a quick update on the launch of my new machine learning company, RaRe Technologies. The Start of Something Exciting I’ve heard from a few people who were confused when they received a recent newsletter from “RaRe Technologies”, when they signed up for …

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Devashish’s Student Incubator Live-Blog: a Chronicle of Implementing Topic Coherence Metrics in Gensim

Devashish Deshpande gensim, Student Incubator 1 Comment

10th August : PyCon Delhi Planning to give some open space and lightening talks on gensim at pycon India in September. Hopefully we’ll also be able to organize a sprint there. 1st August : Plugging in your own model You can use the topic coherence pipeline to plug in your own topic model too. If you can extract the topics …

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Pycon 2016 and Gensim Sprint Recap

Lev Konstantinovskiy gensim, Machine Learning, PyCon 2 Comments

Our team was on site representing RaRe Technologies and Gensim at this year’s PyCon 2016 hosted in Portland, Oregon, from May 28th to June 5th. It was a packed, outright massive event of over 3000 attendees which included two days of focused tutorials, sponsor workshops and talks from some of the industry’s renowned experts. RaRe was a sponsor of the …