Reflecting on Progress

During my eighth week of research, I gave a presentation to the EXTREEMS-QED research program that outlined my research thus far and future goals, allowing me to reflect on my progress and gain insight from other budding mathematicians and computer scientists.

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Integrating Geographic Data

During my fifth, sixth, and seventh weeks of research, I investigated how to use my GeoNames data to eliminate and add locations.

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Connecting to GeoNames

During my fourth week of research, I investigated how to connect to GeoNames within my program.

GeoNames is the database of locations that AidData uses to geocode. It contains millions of geographic features, storing information about their alternate names (Cote d’Ivoire vs. Ivory Coast), latitude and longitude, country, feature class (city vs. district vs. river), and more.

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Named Entity Recognition

Stanford Named Entity Recognizer

Stanford’s Named Entity Recognizer software ran on a World Bank foreign aid document

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Text Mining with R

Made with R

Word cloud made with R

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