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An introduction to the story and technology behind http://laughtrack.com.au

An introduction to the story and technology behind http://laughtrack.com.au

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  • 1. LaughTrack: A Story
  • 2. Pat Allan http://twitter.com/pat http://freelancing-gods.com
  • 3. Comedy Addict
  • 4. Melbourne
  • 5. Melbourne International Comedy Festival http://www.comedyfestival.com.au
  • 6. Third-Largest Comedy Festival
  • 7. Who’s First?
  • 8. Edinburgh Fringe
  • 9. > 2000 shows
  • 10. > 34,000 performances
  • 11. Edinburgh 2008 for three days
  • 12. Edinburgh 2009 for one month
  • 13. EdTwinge http://edtwinge.com/
  • 14. What about Melbourne?
  • 15. LaughTrack
  • 16. Ben Webster http://www.plus2.com.au/
  • 17. Nathan Sampimon http://inspire9.com.au/
  • 18. Launched Yesterday
  • 19. LaughTrack: The Code
  • 20. Rails 2.3.5
  • 21. Sphinx & Thinking Sphinx http://ts.freelancing-gods.com
  • 22. Bundler 0.9.10 http://github.com/carlhuda/bundler
  • 23. Machinist http://github.com/notahat/machinist
  • 24. Formtastic http://github.com/justinfrench/formtastic
  • 25. Sprinkle & Passenger Stack http://github.com/crafterm/sprinkle http://github.com/benschwarz/passenger-stack
  • 26. Throne http://github.com/lstoll/throne
  • 27. CouchDB http://couchdb.apache.org
  • 28. Why CouchDB?
  • 29. 1. It speaks in JSON
  • 30. Twitter speaks in JSON
  • 31. 2. Peers
  • 32. • Jan Lenhardt • Ben Schwarz • Lena Herrmann • Lincoln Stoll • Alexander Lang • Paul Campbell
  • 33. Only Tweets in CouchDB
  • 34. Tracking Sentiment
  • 35. Really Hard
  • 36. Typos
  • 37. Sarcasm
  • 38. Abiguity
  • 39. “Dave Hughes is the shit.”
  • 40. “Dave Hughes is shit.”
  • 41. 1. Key Words & Phrases
  • 42. ... with manual confirmation
  • 43. 2. Bayesian Filter
  • 44. ... with some language processing
  • 45. Pedantic http://github.com/freelancing-god/pedantic
  • 46. Emoticons :) => smile
  • 47. Common Typos reaaaalllly => really
  • 48. Contractions can’t => cannot
  • 49. SMS Shortcuts tnx => thanks
  • 50. Self-Censorship sh*t => shit
  • 51. Common Words a an and as but by how I if in my no now of to
  • 52. URLs http://bit.ly http://tinyurl.com
  • 53. Stemming wandering => wander
  • 54. Why?
  • 55. Just the Important Parts
  • 56. Not yet live.
  • 57. Not yet reliable...
  • 58. Twitter is bloody noisy!
  • 59. Laughtrack needs reviews
  • 60. Not personal attacks
  • 61. Not professions of love
  • 62. Not tweets that you’re about to see a show
  • 63. Not tweets about Spicks and Specks, etc
  • 64. Not retweets
  • 65. Culling noise is tricky too
  • 66. A work in progress
  • 67. Open Source http://github.com/freelancing-god/laughtrack
  • 68. Fork and Patch!
  • 69. Questions? http://laughtrack.com.au

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