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Indiana: Public Libraries: “Bloomington Library Battles Rising Crime Rate”

March 25, 2012 by

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From the AP (via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette): Arrests at the Monroe County Public Library in downtown Bloomington have tripled in the past six years, as have the number of reported assaults, The Herald-Times reported. The number of people considered “trespassers” rose from one in 2006 to 14 in the last year, according to Bloomington […]

Topic Modeling: Avalanches of Words, Sifted and Sorted

March 25, 2012 by

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From The NY Times: David M. Blei of Princeton University is among those who are teaching computers to sift through the digital pages of books and articles and categorize the contents by subject, even when that subject isn’t stated explicitly. For decades, of course, librarians and many others have labeled books and documents with keywords. […]

Wolfram|Alpha Adds Plant Data from USDA

March 25, 2012 by

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From a Wolfram|Alpha Blog Post: We at Wolfram|Alpha recently decided that we needed to beef up our plant coverage to include more than just, primarily, taxonomic information. Wolfram|Alpha now makes use of data from the USDA that includes information, mainly qualitative, that gardeners and botanists might find more useful. The complete blog post contains screenshots […]