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Spark Summit Europe 2016 review

Spark Summit Europe took place in Brussels, Belgium just about a week ago. I had a pleasure to be there for conference days where I attended mostly Data Science track, as this is our bread and butter in Semantive. This summit could be summarized in a couple of words: Spark 2.0 and Streaming, as it …

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Legal documents character level model

Recurrent neural networks While feedforward neural networks can handle some tasks quite well, their application is limited when it comes to sequence learning. Recurrent neural networks are much more well suited for such tasks, as connections between their units form a direct cycle. This feature (sort of memory) enables RNNs to perform sequence learning and …

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Using TypeScript with AngularJS 1.x

We have been using AngularJS framework in our projects for quite a long time. It really simplifies the DOM manipulation thanks to it’s two-way data binding, offers great flexibility and makes structuring the app easy. It also has a really huge community support. Recently our client decided to switch from plain JavaScript to TypeScript in …

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Deep Learning examples

Deeplearning4j Deepearning4j is an open-source deep learning library written in Java and designed to be used in business environments. The tool can be easily integrated with GPU and scaled on Hadoop or Spark. As the documentation says, Deeplearning4j offers support for majority of deep architectures: Convolutional Neural Networks Restricted Boltzmann Machines Recurrent Nets Deep Belief …

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Deep Learning

What is deep learning? In recent years deep learning has gained an increasing popularity among machine learning practitioners and researchers. Google Trends shows that tendency: What is is and why it is so interesting? Basically, deep learning is an umbrella term for a whole set of advanced algorithms based usually on neural networks that consist …

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Android waveform visualisation

Recently, we have been working on an Android project in which we needed audio data visualisation. After doing some research, I found an open source project called Ringdroid, which among many other features offered great waveform visualisation. As I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel and Ringdroid perfectly suited my needs, I decided to adapt …

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Semantive is a DataStax partner!

It’s our great pleasure to announce that we’ve become a DataStax partner – the industry leader in developing solutions based on the commercially supported, enterprise-ready Apache Cassandra. DataStax’s solutions power the mission-critical big data applications that transform business operations and enable life-changing customer experiences for some of the world’s most innovative companies, including 20 of …

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