Category Archives: Machine Learning

Generating Unique Short Hashes

Ever wonder how URL shortening websites get such short hashes? Most of them simply make a random hash then check if they’ve used it before. An advantage of this system is that very short hashes can be created with an no possibility of collision — especially if a wide range of characters are used. While… Read More »

Decision Trees for Linguists Pt. 1 – A super simple example

Continued in Part 2. Purity If I have a basked of apples, and only apples, then it’s considered “pure.” If I put a banana in the basket, I can no longer call it a basket of bananas, and it’s now considered “impure.” Purity is a measure of how varied a set is. A purity of… Read More »