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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 7, 2014

Building Swahili Stop words Corpus for Computing


With Chris Orwa, Data Scientist, iHub Research iHub Research commenced phase two of Umati, the online hate speech monitoring project, in January 2014 with the aim of understanding how online conversations evolve over time in an election cycle and; detecting dangerous speech – speech with the potential to catalyse violence.

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / January 23, 2014

How To: Using R to Capture and Analyze Tweets


By Chris Orwa, Junior Data Scientist, iHub Research Note: Click on images to zoom The R statistical computing software provides various packages for capturing data from different sources. In this blog, I’ll describe how to use R to collect data from Twitter. But first, let me provide a brief background

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / January 17, 2014

E-waste: The Bad, The Good and The Great (Opportunities).


By Christine Mahihu Researcher, Data Science Lab  What do you do with your old phone when you upgrade to a newer version? What about those old TVs, radios and refrigerators, where do they end up? According to an international initiative that was formed to deal with the issue of e

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