Simon Willison’s Weblog

Monday, 10th August 2009

topia.termextract. Impressive Python term extraction library (similar to the various term extraction web APIs but you can run it on your own hardware), incorporating a Parts-Of-Speech tagging algorithm. # 9:26 pm

How Different Groups Spend Their Day. Classy interactive infographic from the New York Times. # 3:37 pm is “discontinuing service”. “However, all links will continue to redirect, and will do so until at least December 31, 2009.Your tweets with URLs in them will not be affected.”—these statements seem to contradict themselves. Will URLs in tweets stop working after December 31st or not? Any chance they could hand the domain over to the Internet Archive? At any rate, this is exactly why centralised URL shorteners are a harmful trend. # 11:06 am

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