Last week Gina and Alexandra presented the results of their collaboration with lab interns Emie, Kim Dan and Diana at Hacking health Cafe #5: Building Better Technologies for Children.
Lab members Tobin and Josh won honourable mention at HackMtl for their project “Souvenir” which plugs into Flickr API to aggregate your vacation memories.
On May 27th the Mi’gmaq Partnership (Listuguj, McGill, iLanguage) will be hosting its first Computational Field Workshop at McGill. Lab members Hisako, Gina, Josh and Tobin along with Louisa and Carol presented some of their recent scripts and tools developed as part of the partnership.
The workshop will focus on computational tools for transcribing, storing and searching linguistic data. There is a special focus on fieldwork, but it should be of broader interest as well––no background required.
In addition to work by Montreal-based iLanguage Lab, a key partner in the Mi’gmaq Partnership, the workshop will feature a talk and workshop by keynote speaker Alexis Palmer.
More details can be found in the workshop program.
This month Gina travelled to Shenzhen China, a major manufacturing port of China to launch one of our closed source partners’ Android data collection app. While there she visited the real “Android Market” of Shenzhen.
Lab member Gina led a hand on workshop at Google Montreal as part of the All Girls Hack Night. The workshop shows how to get “up and running” with Android Intents in a three part tutorial, resulting in a gesture and/or voice remote control Android app.
Try it out! Here are the installers for each step of the workshop:
Step 1: Make it Talk
Step 2: Make it Listen
Next Wednesday our software engineering intern Bahar Sateli will be presenting her OpenSource Named Entity Recognition library for Android which is powered by the Semantic Software Lab‘s Semantic Assistants web services platform, which in turn, is powered by GATE, an Open Source General Architecture for Text Engineering developed at the University of Sheffield.
As part of her MITACS/NRC-IRAP funded project in collaboration with iLanguage Lab she created an Android Library to make it possible to recognize people, locations, dates and other useful pieces of text, on Android Phones. The sky is the limit as it can run any GATE powered pipeline.
The current open source pipelines range from very specialized (recognizing Bacteria and Fungi entities in bio-medical texts) to very general (recognizing people, places and dates).
She will be presenting her app iForgot Who which takes in some text, and automatically creates new contacts for you, a handy app for all those party planners out there. It is a demo application to show new developers how they can use her OpenSource system to make their own apps smarter and automate tasks for users.
The presentations start at 6:30, and we will be going out for drinks afterwards at around 8:30/9:30 at Pub Quartier Latin (next to La Distilierie, corner of Onario and Sanguinet, 1 block walk from the talk).
Come one, come all, for the presentation and/or for drinks!
Code is open sourced on SourceForge.
The Google+ event
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Last week Gina presented LevelDB for Android and Android Montreal, hosted at Notman House.
LevelDB is a fast key-value storage library written at Google that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values.
Get the code on GitHub.
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