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The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

Data Journalism

Article published on ProgrammableWeb that covers the increasing use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to improve computer vision methods.

The article features companies providing image recognition platforms that include automatic photo tagging and classification.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing

Review: REST United SDK Generator for REST APIs - Article

Review - REST United Automatically Generates SDKs for REST APIs

Technical Writing

An in-depth product review of REST United highlighting key features of the platform. Article was published on ProgrammableWeb.

  • Product Testing
  • Postman
  • Internet Research
  • PHP / Python
  • Test APIs / SDKs

Top 10 Mapping APIs - Article

Top 10 Mapping APIs

Data Journalism

Article published on ProgrammableWeb that features some of the most widely used mapping APIs and geodata sources; Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, OpenLayers, etc.

  • Internet Research
  • Data Collection
  • Technical Writing
  • Features Article

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data - E-Book

Why Organizations Should Not Ignore Unstructured Data

Data Journalism

Free e-book written by Janet Wagner for AlchemyAPI, an IBM company, that covers why it's so important for organizations to have a data analysis strategy and provides insight into the information crisis that many companies are facing today.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins - Article

Minecraft Server Software and Modding Plug-Ins Facing Uncertain Future

Data Journalism

Article published on ProgrammableWeb about legal issues related to Minecraft software development, including updates to the EULA, software licenses and copyright infringement claims (DMCA), and Microsoft's recent acquisition of Mojang for $2.5 billion.

  • Internet Research
  • Data Collection
  • Technical Writing
  • Storify

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases - E-Book

Deep Learning: 6 Real World Use Cases

Data Journalism

Free e-book written by Janet Wagner for AlchemyAPI, an IBM company, that features six practical deep learning use cases including voice-activated assistants, recommendation engines, image recognition, image tagging, pattern recognition, and advertising.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology - Article

The Rapid Rise of Computer Vision Technology

Data Journalism

Article published on ProgrammableWeb that covers computer vision (an application of machine learning) which has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years. The article features several companies using computer vision technology, most specializing in image-recognition platforms and applications.

  • Internet Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Data Journalism
  • Feature Articles
  • Business Writing
  • Social Media
  • HTML5/HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Technical Writing
  • News Writing
  • Editing
  • Data Visualization
  • CSS/CSS3
  • APIs
  • Blogging
  • Content Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Web Development
  • jQuery/jQuery UI
  • PHP/Python

There is a vast amount of unstructured data generated every second by internet-connected devices. There are also many technologies and tools available today that journalists can use to gather, clean, and analyze massive amounts of data. These are just a few of the factors driving the rise of data journalism.

There are different perspectives as to what data journalism is. In my view, data journalism is:

Journalism in which data is the source, inspiration, and the tool for telling a story.

The Guardian Data Blog published a great article about data journalism in which it states that "data journalism is not graphics and visualisations. It's about telling the story in the best way possible."

Vox recently published an article about data journalism saying that "data journalism is not just data visualization. Data journalism is, simply, journalism based off of data."

Ultimately, the goal of data journalism is to tell accurate, informative stories that are engaging for readers on all devices and platforms.