Dr. Biljana Belamaric Wilsey

9月 282016

With the first debate between the two candidates behind us and the culmination of the US presidential election drawing near, who wouldn’t love to predict the winner? I don't have a crystal ball, but I do have the power of unstructured text analytics at my fingertips. With the help of […]

Presidential election quiz was published on SAS Voices.

4月 022016

April 1st is known as April Fools’ Day. We could have chosen to celebrate a number of events that happened on this date. In the U.S. alone, it could have been the creation of the “$” symbol (1778), the marketing of the first dishwashing machine (1889), the first U.S. national […]

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12月 042015

Did you know that Tuesday, Nov. 24, was #ThankfulTuesday? This themed day was just two days before Thanksgiving and joined the ranks of newly invented opportunities such as #WorldPastaDay and #NationalMotherInLawDay to collectively post on social media about a single topic. Appropriate to the season of giving thanks, many people […]

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8月 222015

As a linguist, I am fascinated with words, their meanings and use. So when I recently saw the words “learning analytics” in a conference paper title, I started thinking about the prevalence of the word “analytics” itself. In the last decade, we have preceded “analytics” with many modifiers referring to […]

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7月 142015

~ This article is co-authored by Biljana Belamaric Wilsey and Teresa Jade, both of whom are linguists in SAS' Text Analytics R&D. When I learned to program in Python, I was reminded that you have to tell the computer everything explicitly; it does not understand the human world of nuance […]

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