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TREC Microblog 2014 Go Bindings

The TREC Microblog Track is, for the second year running, using a unique “evaluation as a service” model. I decided I’d invest a little bit of time and create a Go library for those of us who use Go and take part in the track (which I imagine is probably only me).

Date

5th of August, 2014

Tags

An alternative to lots of Java

Building a large-scale corpus for Evaluating Event Detection on Twitter

Published in ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, the paper describes the creation of a large-scale collection of events for use in evaluating event detection approaches on Twitter.

Date

29th of October, 2013

Tags

CIKM 2013

Removing entries from Nautilus Places

Users have been complaining about Gnome’s war on features for some time now, and whilst I agree that sometimes it’s better to have a set of sane defaults, I don’t believe that removing as many options as possible is the best approach. The most recent example I can find on this is the new Places menu in Gnome 3.6.

Date

2nd of December, 2012

Tags

They fixed this in 3.12

Fixing OutOfMemoryErrors in Hadoop

Hadoop is great for dealing with large datasets, however sometimes it struggles with really big datasets. If the number of reducers is quite small then seeing outOfMemoryErrors isn’t all that uncommon. Fixing this can be as simple as increasing the number of reduces available, however that isn’t always an option.

Date

4th of October, 2012

Tags

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

Making an Editable JLabel in Swing

One of the things I’ve found myself wanting to do fairly often is make an editable JLabel in Swing. Unfortunately there isn’t a default component for doing this, you have to make your own.

Date

8th of January, 2011

Tags

You'd think this would be included by default