This is a talk based around a big idea: using Ruby to write a brand new Harry Potter story, completely automatically. Whether we’re embarking on this journey for self-enlightenment, or to grab a slice of J. K.’s billions, along the way we’ll see first-hand the power and elegance of Ruby for tackling problems in the field of natural language processing.
Dimensionality reduction is one of the most crucial tools in a data scientists’ toolbox, and modern tools can yield truly magical results. This talks looks at how we can take complex, messy, real-world datasets and simplify them, in order to create beautiful visualizations, to better understand the relationships between our data points, and to discover some surprising insights: including how dimensionality reduction could help you find love...
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