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Benjamin Bengfort

Benjamin Bengfort
Data Scientist, PingThings, Inc

Website | @bbengfort

Benjamin Bengfort is a full stack data scientist with a passion for massive machine learning involving gigantic training data sets. A founding partner and CTO at Unbound Concepts, he lead the development of Meridian, the company’s textual complexity ranking algorithm designed to parse and determine the reading level of educational content for K-6 readers. With a professional background in military and intelligence and an academic background in economics and computer science, he brings a unique set of skills and insights to his work, and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science at UMBC.


Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
Sean Murphy (PingThings), Benjamin Bengfort (PingThings, Inc)
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(4.56, 18 ratings)
Much of the world’s data (and your own) is text. The key to unlocking its value is in a series of Natural Language Processing transformations that turn raw strings into a machine usable form. We will use Hadoop alongside Python’s NLTK to do these steps and discuss why each is necessary in your application. Read more.


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