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Laser engraving a wine box

This weekend my dad turns 63. This year I created a very personal gift for him: a laser engraved wine box. Recently my local library opened a fab lab (fabrication laboratory). For only a few euros you are allowed to use the machines they have. With three 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a dye-sublimation printer, children can learn a lot…

What I learned developing the Neural Voting Advice Application

Two weeks ago I put the neural voting advice application online (http://www.pinchofintelligence.com/neural-voting-advice-application/). In this post, I look back at two aspects: the end-user aspect and the technical aspect. The first one will be interesting for people working with neural networks. The technical aspect might be useful for somebody else interested in deploying their Tensorflow or Keras application. Introduction For years…

Stemwijzer met kunstmatige intelligentie

Volgende week zijn er verkiezingen in Nederland. Met 28 partijen is dit een lastige keuze. Vaak orienteren mensen zich door een stemwijzer in te vullen. Door de 30 belangrijkste vragen van het moment in te vullen zoeken ze een partij die het beste bij ze past. Stemwijzer met kunstmatige intelligentie Al jaren denk ik dat dit beter moet kunnen. In…

Neural voting advice application

Next week the Netherlands will hold elections to choose who is going to represent the people in the house of representatives. There are 28 political parties participating, although there are 10 ‘big’ political parties most people choose from. As there are so many political parties people orient themselves on who to vote for using voting advice applications. Most of the…

Visiting the CLIN 2017 conference – Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands

On 9 and 10 February, the 2017 edition of CLIN (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands) was held. As I work a lot with neural machine translation, automatic post editing, and translation quality estimation, this conference was very interesting to me! This post is a write-up of the most interesting talks I attended. At the moment neural methods are hot, also…

Explaining Neural Machine Translation to GALA members

Yesterday I presented an introduction to neural networks to GALA members: the Globalization and Localization Association. With the recent breakthrough of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) more and more people like to try this new technology. To effectively use NMT, you have to know how it works. This way you can understand what the advantages are compared to other translation methods, and…