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Summer hack day 2016

Chris Birchall

Goal

Automatically discover

good/happy/positive

news articles

Why?

  • Users
  • Advertisers

Hypothesis

We can use the words in the article body

to predict how positive it is

Method

  1. Make a list of frequently used words in recent articles
  2. Vectorise articles using this word list
  3. Crowdsource labelling of training data
  4. Perform stochastic gradient descent using TensorFlow

Results

Awful!

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