Natural Language Processing (NLP) has fascinated me since I first read about the Turing testwhile studying rhetorical theory and technical communication in college. The complexities and subtleties of our communication always seemed like such a defining factor in what makes us a distinct and intelligent species, so training a machine to understand language transforms communication fromContinue reading “Generating Wine Recommendations using the Universal Sentence Encoder”
Author Archives: Eric K
The Final Project
After six months of sacrifice and hard-work, I am proud to say I have completed the data visualization and analytics boot camp I was attending at the University of Minnesota. For my final project, I wanted to push myself and try to figure out whether or not I got my money’s worth. In the end,Continue reading “The Final Project”
My Brief Data Tech 2019 Recap
I spent the day at a data science event held by the Minneanalytics community. I summoned my inner sponge and absorbed as much information as possible. The event was called Data Tech 2019! I listened to a few talks on machine learning, creating data lakes, and natural language processing. I took these themes away fromContinue reading “My Brief Data Tech 2019 Recap”
Although most of it has been easy, I’ve faced turmoil and adversity in many ways and times throughout my life. Becoming successful takes a lot of energy. Even if the rewards for doing so are unknown and beyond sight, I must look deep within myself and find the strength to accomplish what might look easyContinue reading “Finding Strength”
Exploring Ally Financial’s API
One of my passions is analyzing stock and option data. Although I love trading, I find looking for an edge in the data to be the most fun part of the game (besides making money, of course). Since I learned about using API’s in the Data Analysis class in which I’m currently enrolled, I decidedContinue reading “Exploring Ally Financial’s API”
Getting Trade Data from Alpha Vantage
Learn a simple way of extracting data from the Alpha Vantage API
A Simple Git Workflow
A simple set of git commands to manage projects using git hub and git.
Thoughtful Thursday #8
Back at it again with another Thoughtful Thursday. School has kept me busy and I’ve been writing some different stuff so I took a short break from them. For those who don’t remember/know, this practice is inspired by Timothy Ferris’ 5-Bullet Friday where he lists 5 things he is keeping up on. Timothy Ferris isContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday #8”
Assuming does What?
The assumption we’re all taught about assumptions is that they will make an a-s-s out of u-m-e… In other words, assuming too much can make you seem foolish. Color me foolish then because I find assumptions to be one of the most useful mental tools in my toolbox. I think they act as helpful mentalContinue reading “Assuming does What?”
Two Python Scripts
For a homework assignment we had to write a couple python scripts. The first analyzes monthly financial data to find the average monthly change, and the min and max changes along with their corresponding month. The second one can be used to count votes for an election and determine the winner.