Connor Sparks

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Using some of my free time this week, I began to delve into creating a transformer with the Keras functional API. Now, my goal for this week is to actually understand what I am doing. I could try to write a bit more, but for now, the goal is just to keep up the habit.

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This week was actually pretty amazing. I felt relax and productive at the same time, which is an improvement over usual. The main focus of this week for me was examining BERT transformers. While I had looked at using a transformer architecture for NLP and sentiment classification, it wasn’t clear how I would go about doing this. However, after a bit of research, I discovered that the BERT transformer was created specifically for this purpose. To be honest, I don’t quite understand it yet, but I will definitely report back when I do.

Adios.

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This week was really busy, so I didn’t really manage to do that much. While I hoped to have come back with a big update on a personal project, I wasn’t able to do it. It doesn’t look great or feel great to keep posting nothing updates, but I think it good to be able to continually admit that you failed. Anyway, hopefully this week is better.

Adios

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This week, I actually managed to make a small amount of progress on my transformer! A bit of better time management enabled me to actually spend valuable time writing code and doing research for my emotion classification transformer. …

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Connor Sparks

Connor Sparks

👋 My musings here are basically a public stream-of-consciousness journal, so please forgive my writing: it’s getting better, I promise.