- Global Forecast System — National Weather Service open sources its weather forecasting software. Hope you have a supercomputer and all the data to make use of it …
- High-reproducibility and high-accuracy method for automated topic classification — Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) is the state of the art in topic modeling. Here, we perform a systematic theoretical and numerical analysis that demonstrates that current optimization techniques for LDA often yield results that are not accurate in inferring the most suitable model parameters. Adapting approaches from community detection in networks, we propose a new algorithm that displays high reproducibility and high accuracy and also has high computational efficiency. We apply it to a large set of documents in the English Wikipedia and reveal its hierarchical structure.
- Army Open Sources Cyberdefense Code — git push is the new “for immediate release”.
- British Army Creates Team of Facebook Warriors (The Guardian) — no matter how much I know the arguments for it, it still feels vile.
Four short links: 2 February 2015
Weather Forecasting, Better Topic Modelling, Cyberdefense, and Facebook Warriors
by Nat Torkington | @gnat | +Nat Torkington | February 2, 2015
tags: cs, machine learning, military, open source, research, security, social software, text analysis, weather