Machine learning recipes

Walk throughs and demonstrations of machine learning applications with code snippets and repo guidance.

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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...
26 September 2016
6 min read
How do you convert an entire website into JSON when an API isn’t available? For many, they’d write a web crawler to first discover every URL on a domain. Then, write a web scraper for each type of page to transform it into structured data. After that, they’d have to de-dupe, strip...
21 September 2016
5 min read
Scraping and extracting structured data from web pages can often be a challenge. There’s typically issues with fetching data, dealing with pagination, handling AJAX, and more. The Analyze URL microservice is a useful tool for transforming messy unstructured data into clean structured data via a simple...
9 September 2016
6 min read
Last week we showed you how to use the 404 Error Scanner microservice to crawl through every page, and find broken links and bad URLs on your website. We wanted to take this a step further, and turn the raw JSON response into a nicely formatted email report. This report can be sent to our developers,...
8 September 2016
6 min read
The LDA microservice is a quick and useful implementation of MALLET, a machine learning language toolkit for Java. This topic modeling package automatically finds the relevant topics in unstructured text data. The Algorithmia implementation makes LDA available as a REST API, and removes the need...
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...