Project: Algolit

From words to numbers using tf-idf

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, organises a meeting on term frequency–inverse document frequency (tf-idf), a numerical statistic that reflects how important a word is to a document in a collection or corpus. It is often used as a weighting factor in searches of information retrieval, text mining, and user modeling. Yet another technique used in machine learning to turn text into numbers and make the machine capable of ’counting’.

There is no need for programming knowledge, but if you have it, you’re of course very welcome as well. The idea is to offer different entrances into the field of algorithmic writing, using recipes that can be performed physically, computationally or analogically. The results will be documented at the end of the day.

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