Twitter, NLP, and the 2022 World Cup

This article is published at 9:55am EST, 5 minutes before the start of the 2022 World Cup Final between Argentina and France. This is the umpteenth installment in my exploration of whether or not Twitter sentiment is good at predicting anything. Last year, I used it on NFL games and Starbucks stock prices. The results?Continue reading “Twitter, NLP, and the 2022 World Cup”

Automate Transcribing Voice Notes in Notion with Zapier

Imagine you can drag and drop voice notes directly from your voice notes app to Notion and get a transcript of your note. Well now you can. We can harness the power of Zapier, Notion, and Steamship to automatically transcribe voice notes. In this post we’ll cover: A Brief Introduction to Zapier Zapier is anContinue reading “Automate Transcribing Voice Notes in Notion with Zapier”

Creating a Chatbot for Yoga in Python

Stress is everywhere, and it’s the silent killer. Articles are published daily about managing your stress levels and living a more relaxed life. One of the main recommendations to reduce your stress is to practice yoga. Unfortunately, many people still don’t know about the benefits of this fantastic practice or how accessible it is. So,Continue reading “Creating a Chatbot for Yoga in Python”

How to Automatically Transcribe a Notion MP3 File

Time is super valuable. If we can save ourselves a few minutes or hours each day from having to do repetitive tasks, we can spend that saved time on activities we love. As programmers, we can automate some of these repetitive tasks and get back to living the life we want. Let’s look at creatingContinue reading “How to Automatically Transcribe a Notion MP3 File”

Explorations in Machine Learning: Intro to Neural Networks

Hey, everyone! In my journey to become the master of all things NLP, I’d like to begin with the beginning. This underlying foundation is referred to as Neural Networks. In the first installment of this series, I’ll dive into a bit of introduction on the concept as a whole.  What are Neural Networks? Neural networksContinue reading Explorations in Machine Learning: Intro to Neural Networks

Using NLP to Analyze a YouTube Lecture Series – Part 2

In part one of Using NLP to Analyze a YouTube Lecture Series we asynchronously sent API requests to use NLP on downloaded YouTube Transcripts. As part of getting our analyzed data, we had to split up the text data to get all the requests due to internet speed limits. In this post, we’ll combine allContinue reading “Using NLP to Analyze a YouTube Lecture Series – Part 2”

Using NLP to Analyze a YouTube Lecture Series – Part 1

YouTube is one of the best places to learn online today. What if you are just curious what the main points of a series is though? We can use natural language processing to analyze a YouTube series. This way we can gain some insight into what the series is about and decide if we wantContinue reading “Using NLP to Analyze a YouTube Lecture Series – Part 1”

Text Sentiment Analysis and How to Do it

Sentiment analysis is an example of applied Natural Language Processing (NLP). In this context, “sentiment” is almost interchangeable with text polarity. Text polarity is a measure from -1 to 1 of the sentiment of the text. The dictionary definition of sentiment is actually “one’s view or attitude towards something”, so this could include emotions fromContinue reading “Text Sentiment Analysis and How to Do it”

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