Category Archives: Big data

Neural Nets #1

Down the rabbit hole today: Looking at Comparisons between Hebbian and Oja models for Neural nets. I poked around in the world of conversion of categoric data (words) into numeric data, it seems that Markov chains lend themselves better to text analysis than neural networks.  It also strikes me that there is a lot of… Read More »

Big data tech at home

Big data has a lot of interesting technologies. If you have a look at the Hadoop ecosystem then you can’t discount the similarities to the old single computer architecture and I’m talking hardware and DOS type things here. The name nodes are functionally equivalent to file allocation tables and secondary name nodes are just your… Read More »