What are GANS?

It’s been a really long time since I have written something here. In fact, it’s been long since I have worked in open source. After the GSoC results came and I was not selected, I decided to take a break from open source. Since I also had my end semester exams at the same time, I could make it a nice excuse to tell people why I suddenly took a break. The excuse cover was really good!

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Introduction to Stemming

Stemming can be regarded as an important primeval process in Natural Language Processing. The main purpose of stemming is to reduce a verb, adjective or an adverb to its root form. For example, the stem of ‘swimming’,’swims’,’swim’ is ‘swim’ only. Similarly, ‘training’,’trains’,’trained’ all have the same root word: ‘train’. As a result stemming is regarded as an important process in lexicon normalisation. The popular NLP library NLTK uses Stemmer ( a Porter stemming algorithm, we will learn about this in detail) as a feature too.

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My first poem

I did not like Hindi a lot. I preferred English more over Hindi due to the easy grammatical concepts English had over Hindi. It was thus a little ironical that I wrote my first poem ever in Hindi. The poems I write today are in English but that poem holds a special place.I recited that poem in a school competition and won the second prize. Even today, some people recognize me as ‘the boy who wrote a poem’.

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WTM-GDG Meetup

This was the first Women Tech-makers Meetup in the year 2018. The topic was AGILE- by Kratika Shah.

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Finishing Strokes

As KWoC finally comes to a glorious end with mentees preparing their documentation posts and mentors filing up the assignments, I as a mentor for B.E.N.J.I., present the top statistics and progress we made in this eventful month.

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Note to coders

As the prestigious Kharagpur Winter of Code draws its curtains with today being the last day to pull a request, this almost ends the period of interaction between the project mentor and mentees. It was really a nice time with all my mentees who were burning the midnight oil to make sure B.E.N.J.I. does not fail and enhance its features. I faced very very minor issues with some of them which I would also bring to point later. The contributions were brilliant indeed and it might be dishonour not to mention them here:

  1. Abhimanyu Thakre- One of the most contributing guys out here. Many major features were made by him.
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Week 3

KWoC(Kharagpur Winter of Code) has entered its third week and we are working to make B.E.N.J.I. better and better. We have had some significant improvements:

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