I am having trouble with binding the C++ code to Python. Besides that pretty much everything is finished. This week was (is going to) spent on working on the poster.
I worked on presenting the proof in the most succinct way possible for the poster. I worked on several iterations and finally narrowed down on what is the current first draft. I also received feedback on the first draft of … Read More
I submitted the second software video. Finishing up the first version of the poster. I also received feedback on the first draft of my paper from Charlie, and discussed the paper and feedback with Charlie. Got valuable suggestion to work … Read More
Having implemented my first two models, I started working on the front end of my project for the user to interact with. This upcoming week I will keep working on the frontend as well as the poster and the paper.
I am struggling with linking my C++ code and Python code. The conversion from numpy array to cv2::Mat and back is the problem. There are libraries to help with that, but I fail at setting them up.
In the past week, I mainly worked on implementing a simple interface for my program. I decided to take text inputs for skin type and beauty effects and use a button that returns the recommended products when clicked. To test … Read More
During the past couple of weeks, I made some good progress on my project. I now have a functioning driver file that the user will run to train or validate a model, or to predict from their input data. This … Read More
I’ve done some work on the configuration parser to enable to core of the project to work: allowing a user to generate a ui with functionality from a text file. All i’ve been able to do so far runtime wise … Read More
I spent this week on finishing up a very detailed proof that Parks is NP complete. I also worked on improving the exposition of ideas leading up to the main result in my paper, which really helped me with the … Read More
Did not get much to do due to the college shut down caused by corona virus. Hoping to get in touch with my advisor and figuring out the remaining schedule.
This past week I worked on my other model that uses both engaging/readable and non-engaging/readable advertisements, I found that this model does not perform well because of the lack of parallel data and sentence structures between the two different sentences. … Read More
I parallelized some of the python code. I also rewrote the color processing code into C++. The C++ code for individually changing each pixel is 600 times faster. I read up on how to make images of food look better … Read More
I did not get to do much due to the various disruptions caused by Corona virus. I am currently working on getting things in order and figuring out meeting times with my adviser and whatnot.
Working on the logout procedure and to be able to pull up books from the database correctly when the QR code is scanned. The profile page of the librarian and student needs some design elements since the users can view … Read More
I read more papers and started thinking about the proposal idea.
My advisor: Xunfei Jiang Set up a VM and I am installing Solo5 on VM
The feature extraction module is finished (ready to use) now, but I am still stuck on the modeling module… The model I am using is called VGGVOX which is available on Keras. I am stuck on input pre-processing. The bug … Read More
Gender bias on Facebook might be measured by analyzing the difference in reactions on posts by women or men. My project is studying bias on Facebook pages of United States politicians using Facebook Reactions and post comments. Specifically, I am … Read More
My project aims to develop models where we can predict the risk of having cancer based on both numerical data and image data. After training all the models, they will be analyzed to see which has the best accuracy and … Read More
Since I uploaded the architecture design last week, this will I will go back to posting the normal updates here – I have been slowly working on my second model that I will compare my initial mode to. I have … Read More
I fixed the problem where all returned images look the same. I started looking into how to parallelize the code and learning photography techniques to make images better. I have also made a more presentable diagram, which I will also … Read More
The overall design of the project: The design of the User Interface/Data Finding process: The design for the Data Formatting process: The design for the Displaying Results process: The Partial Machine Learning process has yet to be defined as this … Read More
Information informs our entire lives. Information shapes public opinion which shapes things like public policy, elections, the health and safety of the public, and more. No one is above the harm that can come from misinformation, which is why we … Read More
In the past week, I worked to finish implementing non content-based filtering which recommends products based on the user’s skin type and desired beauty effects. I was able to apply the concept of TF-IDF to judge which ingredients are heavily … Read More
My project is about extracting features from images. Using low-cost collection techniques such as satellite imagery or drone surveys, a database of positive and negative cases can be created. Additional information will be extrapolated from each image in the database … Read More
I am currently working on a proof that non-contiguous kPARKS is NP-Complete. I am also mostly done with my paper.
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This week I focused more on refining my idea and how it would flow for a user, which then helped me to create a flow diagram for this week. During this process, I realized some flows in my code were … Read More
I have been working on writing the literature review for ten papers on the topic I chose, which is “Detect Chinese Text in Images”. I also sketched out the workflow for my project and discussed with my advisor about this.
I read another six papers and wrote the second annotated bibliography for my three ideas. After reading the papers for my three ideas and doing some research on the sources of datasets, I chose my first idea, which is “Detect … Read More
I developed the feature extraction module for my project and it is working. It now converts a voice input file (.wav) to a sequence of acoustic feature vectors. I tested with my own voice. The two files of my voice … Read More
Last week CS was down so I couldn’t post my week6 updates. I finally finished the environment setting for my modeling module code. I am using a model called VGGVox Models which are created by the same authors of the … Read More
My senior project is to develop a technology that provides higher performance and security for target applications. It is called unikernel which is an optimized library operating system. Unikernel consists of the minimum set of components that a target application … Read More
In the past week, I worked on creating a survey to take inputs for content-based filtering, modified the skin type test questions, and obtained some responses. I also worked on implementing non-content-based filtering using TF-IDF which I am struggling with. … Read More
My project aims to create a skincare product recommender system based on the user’s skin type and ingredient composition of a product. The main component of the project is content-based filtering and the secondary component is non content-based filtering. For … Read More
Parks Puzzle is a popular puzzle game that is played on a square grid. A Parks Puzzle consists of an nxn grid with contiguous regions known as parks. The aim of the puzzle is to place trees within parks such … Read More
Now that I have a proof for the parks puzzle, I am spending time working on a more general puzzle that we’ve dubbed kPARKS, which is the analogous problem of placing k trees in every row, column and Park. I … Read More
For this week, I worked on integrating pieces codes into an application. I completed login and register pages with sql database. Since I usually work on bowie and it is down, I decided to install all dependencies on my local … Read More
This week I began creating a model using the Keras Python library. I have been training it on the SemVal Task 8 2010 dataset, with accuracies of around 90% during training and 5 epochs and 60-65% validation accuracy. I was … Read More
My project aims to see how applicable semantic relation extraction models are outside of their dataset. Semantic relations are how we draw knowledge and facts from a text and no text is the same and when we research we usually … Read More
My project aims to develop a reproducible penetration test that can help secure a large network. Tests will come from three different avenues- physical and technical testing, as well as social engineering. The results from these tests will be put … Read More
— Elevator Pitch — My project aims to use a sequence to sequence encoder-decoder model to make text-based advertisements more engaging and readable. This will help businesses get an edge over their competitors by attracting new customers as well as retaining … Read More
My project is an application used in a library to issue and return books using QR code. The primary usage of this app is in college libraries. Using personal smartphones, users can scan the QR code and check out the … Read More
This week I focused on getting part of the PolicialNews Data set from Castello et al. to work with Weka to be able to see if I can recreate the results used by their classification methods Downloaded a tool to … Read More
This week I was trying to run two different TensorFlow models with checkpoints, however, I could get the checkpoints to work which is key to my project. After a discussion with Dave, I have decided to implement a simple model … Read More
I did not manage to get the foreground (the food) with zero user interaction. I have achieved pretty good success at picking just the food with minimal user interaction. I will try it with a pure white background next. I … Read More
This week I worked on finalizing my proof for the IFF and OR gadgets, and rewriting the final proof for the paper draft. I am now planning on working on an explicit algorithm for the reduction for use in the … Read More
This week I started working on writing the first draft of the paper. The models seemed to run probably when I tried to test with the small data set. However the accuracy was not what I wanted since there were … Read More
Completed the paper outline. Working on the first draft as per the feedback received on the outline. Plan to complete the draft this week and present the first version of the project next week. I am still working on the … Read More
I wrote the outline of the senior project paper. It is similar to my proposal but i changed my modeling method. i need to rewrite the modeling from GMM-UBM to Convolutional Neural Networks. But I am still having bugs on … Read More
This week, I focused on writing the outline of the paper. I also have been using NLTK to extract features from the text reviews. I need to figure out how to handle a review that has multiple sentences since my … Read More
For this week, I followed a tutorial from Educative about Natural Language Processing and followed for data preprocessing. I was able to load the dataset and I am in the process of preprocessing it. I ran into a problem of … Read More
For the past week, I was able to skim through the Amazon Review datasets and chose Clothing, Shoes and Jewelry, on the criteria that its size is not too much. I then researched and learnt how to use pandas to … Read More
I read six papers for my three ideas. It was interesting that many research ideas have the same goal, but the ways they approach the problem are very different. For example, in the fall detection problem, some research ideas apply … Read More
In the last week, I have spent more time learning about using fastai with a convolutional neural network, specifically the resnet34 and resnet50 models, which I think will be ideal for my purposes. I have also been working with Jordan … Read More
The proof has been completed. This week I will work on writing it out rigorously, as well as designing the program.
This week, I focus on the writing parts including the outline for the capstone paper. I also start implementing some neural network models for the image data set such as MobileNet and EfficientNet. I will try to test the model … Read More
I finished writing my initial model and have trained it using a small sample dataset. The accuracy of my initial model is quite bad. I am currently researching how I can modify and improve the accuracy of my model as well as downloading … Read More
I found a data set that would be the easiest to recreate results with I just need to merge the data set of credible news and the data set of non-credible news with an added column denoting whether it was … Read More
In the past week, I found and fixed a bug for cosine similarity calculation in the code I was referencing. I was able to obtain more accurate recommendations across different product types. I also thought about and planned for next … Read More
I am trying to succesfully detect the foreground object in the image, which will be food. While the initial idea was to use AI to detect the food in the image, this is not a completely solved problem yet. Since … Read More
This week I spoke with Charlie and gained clarity into how Earlham handles guest connections through ECOpen and from there does not allow access to the network within Earlham but simply gives access to the outside internet. I also started … Read More
This week I first worked on creating an outline for my final paper, which was useful as it sharpened my current understanding of my project and where it is headed. I also was working with a new model and was … Read More
User login and authentication is complete. New user is able to sign and save details in the database. Sample set of 20 books to be used as testing data. Currently I am figuring out QR code scanning and generating new … Read More
TensorFlow is working fine on Lovelace now. But I just found that the demo uses TensorFlow 1 while the latest version installed on Lovelace is TF2………. The demo has a lot of code. I am not sure if i should … Read More
I am still having issue on running the demo code from GitHub. I requested installation of TensorFlow in python3 on lovelace but it seems there’s still error. It is probably the issue of environment setting. I will communicate with the … Read More
I am reading papers for my first idea, which is “Detect and Translate Chinese text in images”. One research that I read was about improving the performance of the Optical Character Recognition for Chinese books that are in precarious conditions. … Read More
This week I did a lot of research and work on the more anthropological side of my project. I emailed Tom Hamm and Greg Vaughn and got some great information about where I could find the foundations of old buildings … Read More
Last week I worked on collecting and preprocessing the data using Groupon API. I also started learning about and implementing my autoencoder model. So far the obstacle has been the learning curve but I have been extensively reading about neural … Read More
This week, I started the data preprocess for my image data. The steps include, resizing, cropping, normalizing and lastly change to tensor value so that it can be fit in a neural network. For the numerical data set, I started … Read More
I finished the ranking module. It take a folder of images, converts them to an array, passes the n best images to another function, which keeps processing the images, and then picking the best n again to be processed. There … Read More
This week I took a short break from working on the proof to start working on the app. I am currently trying to figure out whether it is worth designing the Parks app as a webapp, while also starting work … Read More
I have spent this week analyzing the data sets that I have to see if there are any outside things that I need for these data sets to be able to be tested using Weka. I have found that some … Read More
In the past week, I worked on generating five recommendations from each of the the six product categories. I still have a confusion about the cosine similarity formula so I’m planning to meet with other faculties in the following week … Read More
This week I made efforts to get predictions from my model that was trained last week. However, after some hours spent understanding the code, I realized that this model is not for practical use but rather theoretical predictions, as each … Read More
This week, I continued my testing for the physical aspect of my project. During this testing, I tried to focus on ECOpen since it says there is no encryption associated with the network. Come to find out, there is still … Read More
Working on the first draft of the paper.
I have started working on passing images to the ranking algorithm. I also have found some online food-photography courses I want to look at. Learning that will be helpful in knowing how to improve my images.
This past month i have been mostly working with getting everything for my project working and fighting some major issues. The first issue that has been almost solved is that the NorthStar uses DisplayPort out while my computer only has … Read More
Last weekend, I spent time with a small group of friends filling out a spreadsheet of information for 2020 Senate candidates. So far, 154/348 filed candidates have been added to the sheet. During that time, we discovered that a few … Read More
This week was a big planning week for me. I spent a lot of time writing down notes and ideas, as well as researching the details of what I need for my project. I also spent some time gathering resources … Read More
This week I was able to create a saved checkpoint of my learning model for semantic relation extraction. This hopefully means I won’t need to train it further and can now focus on feeding it my data, which now needs … Read More
This week, I tried to implement some models and was hoping to get it on our Layout server with GPUs. However, the system admins were still working on that and I could not ssh to the server. Therefore, I created … Read More
Since my project involves a significant part that’s marketing, I was advised by my instructor to talk to Seth and other professors about how I should approach a dataset. After talking to them, I have decided that a good approach … Read More
In the past week, I worked on calculating the cosine similarity between the ingredient composition of an inputted item and that of the rest of the items in the data. I am struggling to decide on which formula to use … Read More
Name of Your Project A Real Time Fall Detection System to Assist the Elderly Using Deep Neural Networks What research topic/question your project is going to address? The elderly have a high chance of falling and get injured or faint. … Read More
I worked with possible ways of proving that non-contiguous Parks is NP-Complete, and found one good avenue for exploration. Over the week I produced a general technique to convert any instance of 3-SAT to an instance of the non-contiguous Parks … Read More