John Melesky



John’s been programming on the web since gopher was a legitimate competitor. He is an independent consultant who specializes in machine learning, natural language processing, and how those are applied to the web.

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* Speed up that library when you can't C a thing

The problem: you're using a modern dynamic language not known for speed, and you've identified a bottleneck. Write it in C? Does that give you the shakes? There are other language options available...
John Melesky

* Write your own Bayesian Classifier: An Introduction to Machine Learning

Can you perform simple arithmetic? Do you know how to program well enough to open and read files? Then you can write a Bayesian classifier, one of the machine learning techniques for predicting categories, most famous for its use in spam filters. Let's demystify this impressively-named but ultimately simple process.
John Melesky