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!
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.
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’.
A few weeks back, I was at IIT Kharagpur for the Open Source Summit organised by the Kharagpur Open Source Society.
Inspired by amrav’s post
This was the first Women Tech-makers Meetup in the year 2018. The topic was AGILE- by Kratika Shah.
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.
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:
- Abhimanyu Thakre- One of the most contributing guys out here. Many major features were made by him.
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: