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7 March 2017
3 min read
As an artist, inspiration can come from anywhere: a particular texture, a design, or even a color scheme. Instead of spending hours painstakingly extracting the hex codes from all of the important sections of an image, what if there was a way to automatically extract the most important parts of an image? Color...
6 January 2017
5 min read
Sifting through lots of documents can be difficult and time consuming. Without an abstract or summary, it can take minutes just to figure out what the heck someone is talking about in a paper or report. And, if you need to get through hundreds of documents – good luck. Summarizer is an algorithm that...
22 December 2016
4 min read
Sentiment analysis is the process of identifying the underlying opinion or subjectivity of a given text. It generally categorizes these opinions on a scale from negative to positive. Some sentiment analysis algorithms include the neutral sentiment, too. These sentiments scores are generally used to...
16 December 2016
3 min read
Reading emotional expression is one of the most difficult tasks for humans, let alone computers. Two people looking at the same photo might not agree whether someone is grimacing or grinning. Until recently, computers weren’t much better at the job, either. Fortunately advances in deep learning has...
12 November 2016
4 min read
Unstructured text content is rich with information, but it’s not always easy to find what’s relevant to you. With the enormous amount of data that comes from social media, email, blogs, news and academic articles, it becomes increasingly hard to extract, categorize, and learn from that information. While...
3 November 2016
3 min read
Let’s say you’ve created an awesome application that colorizes images. Everybody loves it, but some users are getting errors. You realize they’re trying to pass a URL to a webpage with an image on it, instead of a direct path to the image itself. Your app is expecting a .JPG, or...
12 October 2016
4 min read
It’s not easy to dynamically scale and crop images of different sizes or aspect ratios. Typically, this is resolved in one of two ways: manipulate images by hand (slow, high quality, expensive), or indiscriminately crop-to-fit from the middle-out (fast, low quality, cheap). Smart Thumbnail is...
1 September 2016
3 min read
The 404 Error Scanner microservice is a useful tool for developers, data analysts, or content managers that need to validate URLs and keep tabs on broken links in a scalable and systematic way. This microservice makes finding and fixing broken links easy. It’s perfect for enterprise sites, social...