Charles Earl reports on Elfbot, a machine learning project geared to helping Happiness Engineers provide fast, efficient, wonderfully human support to WordPress.com users.
Two great reads and a YouTube channel await you in this installment of "This Week in Data Reading."
This week, Boris Gorelik shares his thoughts on a NYU study of "The Persuasive Power of Data Visualization."
Boris Gorelik shows how we use data at Automattic to visualize social connections between Automatticians.
In this week in data reading, Demet offers up some digital anthropology over at FiveThirtyEight while Charles shares two papers he enjoyed in the field of natural language processing, and Carly offers a piece on back propagation.
The WordPress.org plugin directory has been significantly rebuilt over the past year and should go live soon (test site). Many from across the WordPress community helped with this effort. I focused on improving plugin search relevancy. This was a great learning experience on how to build more relevant searches for a couple of reasons: There … Continue reading Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns
This week, Boris, Demet, Charles, and Sirin offer pieces on data visualization, deep learning architecture, the "Dirtbag Left," and an obituary for the late Hans Rosling, a man who "had a talent for using numbers to tell exciting stories" -- largely about the world becoming a better place. Enjoy our recommendations below and remember to … Continue reading This Week in Data Reading