16 September 2016The alternating least squares algorithm in recommenderlab
Many sites nowadays use recommendation engines in order to offer additional value to the client and increase revenue. This technology is used for a wide variety of subjects, ranging from movies, music, books, news and restaurants to candidates on online dating sites. In this post we go into detail of a new alternating least squares implementation we created and put out in the open as open source code.
25 January 2016What do they think?: An opinion mining Shiny web application
We introduce a dashboard where sentiment analysis of tweets on some of the main data science hashtags is performed and the results are visualised. The dashboard also enables one to extract tweets on user defined keywords and to run a sentiment analysis on these extracted tweets.
24 December 2015New Harvesters at InfoFarm!
2015 has been enormously fruitful for the Farm. All of us have been working on various projects, both part time and full time, while learning during the sparser and sparser moments in between missions for our customers.
29 July 2015Open data applications
We had two talented software engineer students, Brent and Jasper were asked to make a nice app as proof of concept of what the benefits of open data can be.
The application helps you find nice places to stay in Flanders
20 July 2015Anyone can benefit from data science
When people hear about data science (for example, after they ask me what work I do for a living during a cocktail party), they often think it’s for google, pharma, government or big industries.
I want to argue that everybody can benefit from data science.
18 May 2015Five new InfoFarmers : Welcome!
InfoFarm has two new data scientists and three new big data developers.
Increasing diversity and opening further growth.