May 12, 2009
The Twitter Language AI is ready to be used! How do you use it? Type a word into the input box, then click "Search". This will search Twitter for that word. It will return the last 15 results and histogram all the words it finds. This is very simple functionality, right? Why would someone want a histogram of words spoken on a topic? For one, market research. If you know the word that people associate with your brand or topic, you can market it using their words. Yowch, that's almost like advertising, isn't it? Yup. The actual original purpose for this was to learn foreign languages by translating the most common words first (similar to my Japanese Language AI). The second interesting thing to do with the Twitter Language AI is to click the "Graph" button. This will take the data in the left and graph it on the right as shown in the image. This is really interesting and useful for scientists who don't want to import the data into a spreadsheet just to graph it. It uses the Google Visualization API and sends no data to Google (just your IP address and HTTP headers) to draw this, which is pretty cool.
Click the image above to use the Twitter Language AI.
May 10, 2009
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April 2, 2009
I've talked about graphing before and I don't have a lot of time to explain, but I thought I'd answer a friend's question of what my current project looks like. It looks like a upward sloping green blob with an exponentially decreasing slope.
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Mar 18, 2009
I thought I should write this down although I'm not entirely sure that it's a good idea.
There's a certain combination of situations that a person reacts to in a very strange way. I watched 12 Monkeys last night at the long recommendation of my friend Discord. The guy at Scarecrow at the register said that he really liked the movie. After watching the movie my friend Discord calls me up and tells me he's done with his finals and that we should hang out next week. Today I took a catnap after dinner with my friendly neighbor cat. When I woke up I was feeling very healthy like having drunken coffee. I drank tea today. I walked to Scarecrow and saw my friend Rocky and asked how he was. I got two videos because it was 2 for 1 night (Wednesday). One was Welcome to the NHK 4 (which I have been watching since Sunday). The other was Linda Linda Linda. The guy at Scarecrow (different from the first) said that he really liked the movie.Read more »