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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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    • LaughTrack: A Story
    • Pat Allan http://twitter.com/pat http://freelancing-gods.com
    • Comedy Addict
    • Melbourne
    • Melbourne International Comedy Festival http://www.comedyfestival.com.au
    • Third-Largest Comedy Festival
    • Who’s First?
    • Edinburgh Fringe
    • > 2000 shows
    • > 34,000 performances
    • Edinburgh 2008 for three days
    • Edinburgh 2009 for one month
    • EdTwinge http://edtwinge.com/
    • What about Melbourne?
    • LaughTrack
    • Ben Webster http://www.plus2.com.au/
    • Nathan Sampimon http://inspire9.com.au/
    • Launched Yesterday
    • LaughTrack: The Code
    • Rails 2.3.5
    • Sphinx & Thinking Sphinx http://ts.freelancing-gods.com
    • Bundler 0.9.10 http://github.com/carlhuda/bundler
    • Machinist http://github.com/notahat/machinist
    • Formtastic http://github.com/justinfrench/formtastic
    • Sprinkle & Passenger Stack http://github.com/crafterm/sprinkle http://github.com/benschwarz/passenger-stack
    • Throne http://github.com/lstoll/throne
    • CouchDB http://couchdb.apache.org
    • Why CouchDB?
    • 1. It speaks in JSON
    • Twitter speaks in JSON
    • 2. Peers
    • • Jan Lenhardt • Ben Schwarz • Lena Herrmann • Lincoln Stoll • Alexander Lang • Paul Campbell
    • Only Tweets in CouchDB
    • Tracking Sentiment
    • Really Hard
    • Typos
    • Sarcasm
    • Abiguity
    • “Dave Hughes is the shit.”
    • “Dave Hughes is shit.”
    • 1. Key Words & Phrases
    • ... with manual confirmation
    • 2. Bayesian Filter
    • ... with some language processing
    • Pedantic http://github.com/freelancing-god/pedantic
    • Emoticons :) => smile
    • Common Typos reaaaalllly => really
    • Contractions can’t => cannot
    • SMS Shortcuts tnx => thanks
    • Self-Censorship sh*t => shit
    • Common Words a an and as but by how I if in my no now of to
    • URLs http://bit.ly http://tinyurl.com
    • Stemming wandering => wander
    • Why?
    • Just the Important Parts
    • Not yet live.
    • Not yet reliable...
    • Twitter is bloody noisy!
    • Laughtrack needs reviews
    • Not personal attacks
    • Not professions of love
    • Not tweets that you’re about to see a show
    • Not tweets about Spicks and Specks, etc
    • Not retweets
    • Culling noise is tricky too
    • A work in progress
    • Open Source http://github.com/freelancing-god/laughtrack
    • Fork and Patch!
    • Questions? http://laughtrack.com.au