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Natural Language Processing on 40 languages with the Ripple Down Rules-based Part-Of-Speech Tagger

March 30, 2017
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Natural Language Processing on 40 languages with the Ripple Down Rules-based Part-Of-Speech Tagger

Parts of Speech (POS) tagging is a crucial part in natural language processing. It consists of labelling each word in a text document with a certain category like noun, verb, adverb, pronoun, ... . At BNOSAC, we use it on a dayly basis in order to select only nouns before we do topic detection or in specific...

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Scheduling R scripts and processes on Windows and Unix/Linux

March 5, 2017
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Scheduling R scripts and processes on Windows and Unix/Linux

2 new R packages were put on CRAN last week by BNOSAC (www.bnosac.be). One package for scheduling R scripts and processes on Windows (taskscheduleR) and Another package for scheduling R scripts and processes on Unix / Linux (cronR) These 2 packages allow you to schedule R processes from R directly. This is done by passing...

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Detect Lines in Digital Images

January 23, 2017
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Detect Lines in Digital Images

As part of our data science training initiative, bnosac is also providing a course on computer vision with R & Python which is held in March 9-10 in Leuven, Belgium (subscribe here or have a look at our full training offer here). Part of the course is covering finding blobs, corners, gradients, edges & lines in images. For...

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BelgiumMaps.StatBel: R package with Administrative boundaries of Belgium

January 4, 2017
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BelgiumMaps.StatBel: R package with Administrative boundaries of Belgium

We recently opened up the BelgiumMaps.StatBel package and made it available at https://github.com/bnosac/BelgiumMaps.StatBel. This R package contains maps with administrative boundaries (national, regions, provinces, districts, municipalities, statistical sectors, agglomerations (200m)) of Belgium extracted from Open Data at Statistics Belgium.  The package is a data-only package where maps of administrative zones in Belgium are...

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Sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging in Dutch/French/English/German/Spanish/Italian

January 4, 2017
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Sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging in Dutch/French/English/German/Spanish/Italian

As part of our continuing effort to digitise poetry and to automate new forms of poetry, we released an R package called pattern.nlp, which is available at https://github.com/bnosac/pattern.nlp . It allows R users to do sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging for text written in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish or Italian. Of course this can also...

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Text Mining with R – upcoming training schedule

January 4, 2017
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Text Mining with R – upcoming training schedule

Part of the R course offering of BNOSAC which you can find at http://bnosac.be/images/bnosac/bnosac_courses_r.pdf, we offer several 2-day hands-on courses covering the use of text mining tools for the purpose of data analysis. It covers basic text hand...

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Good news from Belgium: Course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14)

January 4, 2017
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Good news from Belgium: Course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14)

Within 2 weeks, our 2-day crash course on Applied spatial modelling with R (April 13-14, 2016) will be given at the University of Leuven, Belgium: https://lstat.kuleuven.be/training/applied-spatial-modelling-with-rYou'll learn during this course the following elements: The sp package to handle spatial data (spatial points, lines, polygons, spatial data frames) Importing spatial data and setting the spatial projection Plotting...

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New RStudio add-in to schedule R scripts

January 4, 2017
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New RStudio add-in to schedule R scripts

With the release of RStudio add-in possibilities, a new area of productivity increase and expected new features for R users has arrived. Thanks to the help of Oliver who has written an RStudio add-in on top of taskscheduleR, scheduling and automating an R script from RStudio is now exactly one click away if you are working...

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taskscheduleR: R package to schedule R scripts with the Windows task manager

January 4, 2017
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taskscheduleR: R package to schedule R scripts with the Windows task manager

If you are working on a Windows computer and want to schedule your R scripts while you are off running, sleeping or having a coffee break, the taskscheduleR package might be what you are looking for.  The taskscheduleR R package is available at https://github.com/jwijffels/taskscheduleR and it allows R users to do the following: i) Get...

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Web scraping with R & novel classification algorithms on unbalanced data

January 4, 2017
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Web scraping with R & novel classification algorithms on unbalanced data

Tomorrow, the next RBelgium meeting will be held at the bnosac offices. This is the schedule. Interested? Feel free to join the event. More info: http://www.meetup.com/RBelgium/events/228427510/ • 18h00-18h30: enter & meet other R users • 18h30-19h00: Web scraping with R: live scraping products & prices of www.delhaize.be • 19h15-20h00: State-of-the-art classification algorithms with unbalanced data. Package...

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