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doc2vec in R

December 15, 2020 | Super User

Learn how to apply doc2vec in R on your text in this pdf presentation available at Where we focus on our R package doc2vec available at You can view the prese... [Read more...]

udpipe R package updated

October 12, 2020 | Super User

An update of the udpipe R package ( landed safely on CRAN last week. Originally the udpipe R package was put on CRAN in 2017 wrapping the UDPipe (v1.2 C++) tokeniser/lemmatiser/parts of speech tagger and dependency pa... [Read more...]

finding contour lines

August 3, 2020 | Super User

Finally, the R package you all have been waiting for has arrived - image.ContourDetector developed at It detects contour lines in images alongside the 'Unsupervised Smooth Contour Detection' algorithm available at Have you always wanted to be able ... [Read more...]

word2vec in R

July 1, 2020 | Super User

Learn how to apply word2vec in R on your text in this pdf presentation available at Where we focus on our R package word2vec available at You can view the presentatio... [Read more...]

Text Plots

May 2, 2020 | Super User

A few weeks ago, we pushed R package textplot to CRAN and it was accepted for release last week. The package contains straightforward functionalities for the visualisation of text, namely of  text cooccurences text clusters (in casu biterm clusters) dependency parsing results text correlations and text frequencies Some examples of ... [Read more...]

Biterm topic modelling for short texts

April 13, 2020 | Super User

A few weeks ago, we published an update of the BTM (Biterm Topic Models for text) package on CRAN. Biterm Topic Models are especially usefull if you want to find topics in collections of short texts. Short texts are typically a twitter message, a short answer on a survey, the ... [Read more...]

Corona in Belgium

March 12, 2020 | Super User

I lost a few hours this afternoon when digging into the Corona virus data mainly caused by reading this article at this website which gives a nice view on how to be aware of potential issues which can arise when collecting data and to be aware of hidden factors and ... [Read more...]

Last call for the course on Advanced R programming

February 10, 2020 | Super User

Next week we will hold our yearly course on Advanced R programming at LStat, Leuven. If you are interested in learning one of the following techniques, don't hesitate to subscribe at Functions, the apply family of functions, parallelisation, advanced data manipulation with ... [Read more...]

Neural Network Machine Learning for NLP

January 21, 2020 | Super User

Last week, we updated package ruimtehol on CRAN. The package provides an easy interface for R users to Starspace which is a general purpose neural embedding model for text data. Notable changes are that the package now also builds fine on Mac OS and runs fine on all CRAN platforms. ... [Read more...]

upcoming AI-related courses

October 15, 2019 | Super User

I forgot to do some marketing for the following upcoming AI-related courses which will be given in Leuven, Belgium by BNOSAC 2019-10-17&18: Statistical Machine Learning with R: Subscribe here 2019-11-14&15: Text Mining with R: Subscribe here 2... [Read more...]

dependency parsing with udpipe

July 24, 2019 | Super User

We have been blogging about udpipe several times now in the following posts: update of udpipe You did a sentiment analysis with tidytext but you forgot to do dependency parsing to answer WHY is something positive/negative udpipe version 0.7 for Natural Language Processing (#NLP) alongside #tidytext, #quanteda, #tm An overview ... [Read more...]

update of udpipe

July 24, 2019 | Super User

I'm happy to announce that the R package udpipe was updated recently on CRAN. CRAN now hosts version 0.8.3 of udpipe. The main features incorporated in the update include parallel NLP annotation across your CPU cores default models now use models trai... [Read more...]

Koning Filip lijkt op …

March 26, 2019 | Super User

Last call for the course on Text Mining with R, held next week in Leuven, Belgium on April 1-2. Viewing the course description as well as subscription can be done at Some things you'll learn ... is that King Filip of Belgium is similar ... [Read more...]

Human Face Detection with R

March 22, 2019 | Super User

Doing human face detection with computer vision is probably something you do once unless you work for police departments, you work in the surveillance industry or for the Chinese government. In order to reduce the time you lose on that small exercise, bnosac created a small R package (source code ... [Read more...]

Making thematic maps for Belgium

February 26, 2019 | Super User

For people from Belgium working in R with spatial data, you can find excellent workshop material on creating thematic maps for Belgium at by Maarten Hermans (researcher at the HIVA - Onderzoeksinstituut voor Arbeid en Samenleving - The plots are ... [Read more...]

Neural Text Modelling with R package ruimtehol

January 15, 2019 | Super User

Last week the R package ruimtehol was released on CRAN ( allowing R users to easily build and apply neural embedding models on text data. It wraps the 'StarSpace' library allowing users to calculate word, sentence, article, document, webpage, link and ... [Read more...]

Starspace for NLP #nlproc

December 4, 2018 | Super User

Our recent addition to the NLP R universe is called R package ruimtehol which is open sourced at This R package is a wrapper around Starspace which provides a neural embedding model for doing the following on text: Text classification Learning word, sentence or document ... [Read more...]
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