Machine learning mega-benchmark: GPU providers (part 2)

Shiva Manne Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Open Source 9 Comments

We had recently published a large-scale machine learning benchmark using word2vec, comparing several popular hardware providers and ML frameworks in pragmatic aspects such as their cost, ease of use, stability, scalability and performance. Since that benchmark only looked at the CPUs, we also ran an analogous ML benchmark focused on GPUs.

Counting Efficiently with Bounter pt. 2: CountMinSketch

Filip Štefaňák Machine Learning, Open Source 2 Comments

In my previous post on the new open source Python Bounter library we discussed how we can use its HashTable to quickly count approximate item frequencies in very large item sequences. Now we turn our attention to the second algorithm in Bounter, CountMinSketch (CMS), which is also optimized in C for top performance.
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Machine learning benchmarks: Hardware providers (part 1)

Shiva Manne Machine Learning, Open Source, Student Incubator 13 Comments

The rise of machine learning as a discipline brings new demands for number crunching and computing power. With easily accessible and cheap hardware resources, one has to pick the right platform to run the experiments and model training on. Should you use Amazon’s AWS EC2 instances? Or go with IBM’s Softlayer, Google’s Compute Engine, Microsoft’s Azure? How about a real …
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The Mummy Effect: Bridging the gap between academia and industry (PyData keynote)

Radim Řehůřek Machine Learning, Open Source, Student Incubator

Last month, I gave a keynote at PyData Warsaw about the existing (and growing) gap between academia and industry, specifically when it comes to machine learning / data science. This is a topic close to my heart, since we’ve operated in that no-man’s land where academia and industry collide for a living for 7 years now. Between running our Student …
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Counting Efficiently with Bounter pt. 1: HashTable

Filip Štefaňák Machine Learning, Open Source 1 Comment

Have you heard about the new open source Bounter Python library in town? In case you can’t wait to use it in practice but are wary of its “frequency estimation”, and what kind of results you can expect, this series of blog posts will help you develop the right intuition. It is split into two parts, one for each of …
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Data analysis in Python: Interactive confusion matrix with Facets Dive, Pandas, Scikit-learn

Jan Pomikálek Machine Learning, Open Source 2 Comments

The Facets project by Google’s “People+AI Research Initiative” (PAIR) offers two open source visualization tools for data analytics – Facets Overview and Facets Dive. Today, we are going to look at Facets Dive and demonstrate how to use it for an interactive confusion matrix for a multiclass classification problem using Python, Pandas and Scikit-learn.

Semantic Search Using a Fulltext Engine Presented at ACL 2017

Jaroslav Dostál Deep Learning, Machine Learning, ScaleText

Some of our consulting tasks keep on repeating, hinting at a wide-spread pain point across our clients and industries. One of them is looking for meaningful nuggets of information in large unstructured document databases. How do you extract actionable insights and relationships from messy datasets, such as Customer Support records? How about financial reports, or job CVs? Are you still …

Topic Modelling with Latent Dirichlet Allocation: How to pre-process data and tune your model. New tutorial.

Ólavur Mortensen gensim, Machine Learning, Open Source, programming, Student Incubator

If you’ve learned how to train topic models in Gensim, but aren’t able to get satisfying results, then we have a new tutorial that will help you get on the right track on GitHub. Primarily, you will learn some things about pre-processing text data for the LDA model. You will also get some tips about how to set the parameters …