This blog is about the presentation I made for my dissertation in the NLP – ML domain. Sentiment Analysis is easy for English. It’s a little but not much difficult for other languages such as Hindi or Marathi. It gets difficult when the script used for the other languages is Roman. What makes it most difficult is when that transliterated text is a mixture of multiple languages. In our case we are considering two combinations of English-Hindi and English-Marathi. This mixture of languages is called code-mix. Usually one of the language (usually Roman script) is used for the textual representation. How to analyse the sentiments in this situation. Ordinary Sentiment Analysis The steps involved in the usual analysis is as[…]

I have spent a long time trying to find the best open source software to collect the knowledge that I have gained, for posterity.  However, after trying multiple available options, such as Tiddly Wiki, Media Wiki, etc. I settled with Wiki.js. I’m not claiming that there isn’t a better solution out there, there must be. My major point of satisfaction with this tool is that it is exactly as I expected my knowledge base to look like. My reason for using a wiki is to be able to keep a single place for all my study notes, command and code snippets, that I can search, collaborate with others on and publish. It is a knowledge tracker that I can go[…]

The why? Although, there have been great products that existing since a long time, which does exactly and more than what this project is trying to accomplish, namely – Celery. However, the basic premise of this effort is again based on a very simple idea, which happens to be the mainstay of python community and that is – KISS. Most of the time, a project begins humbly with small code based and small set of functionality and over time, tries to do a lot of things and while doing so, ends up accumulating huge sets of features that are overwhelming for a beginners to start with. Therefore, keeping the same problem in focus, I decided to make a celery like[…]

This is a small post to express a thought that I have been forming for a few days now and it is important for me to express it, in order to internalize it. As a muslim, it is a common thing to hear and say Allah-hu-Akbar (Allah is greatest) or Subhan Allah (glory to God) or Alhumdullillah (all praises are for Allah). However, I always wanted to understand for myself what do they truly mean. Their meaning, not lost in translation, but lost in shallowness of my own understanding. This is not a post about Islam, nor is it a post about the God, who we have created in order to understand Him. This is about the absolute infinity that[…]

When I-Robot movie came out, it really put me in a bad place. Being young and a believer in a uniqueness of humanity, it was very difficult thing to come to grasp with a position, where a man-made intelligence acts with free will and not only that, it also dreams. I thought, the greatness of man was that he is intelligent and the idea that something more intelligent can be created by our own hands seemed like an impossibility at the time. Now, I’m not only looking forward to it, but devising plans for it to become reality. What fascinated me with the idea of dreams of a machine is the fact that we ascribe that ability to be quintessentially[…]

Based on the works of Robert Bowie, Jr’s.  Article here: Source: This post is more of a summary and a place to capture the questions associated with the above link, which is a post that talks about how the greek mythology and early history/myth of abrahamic religions are actually a narration of a set of events from polar opposite perspectives. It shows how the Zeus/Hera characters (the first man and women couple from greek mythology) are the same as Adam/Eve (the first man and women in Abrahamic lores). The main aspect of this article is to stress the concept that both the greek mythos and abrahamic lores are inverse and averse to each other’s view. In this post, we[…]

To begin, I would first like to answer the obvious question: Why would anyone want to use lua when already using python? The answer is simple, legacy code. This experiment arose from the evaluation of possible candidates to replace an existing c/c++ system with limited throughput in terms of request per second with something like python or erlang. In this post, we will be focussing on python, since it was an experiment borne out of my own curiosity. As for the usage of lua, let’s say there was a lot of business logic already written in it and the requirement is to reuse that code base. I chose to use LuaJIT, because it already proved to be fast enough for[…]