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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