Sad news greeted us earlier today as we learned that LSA pioneer Tom Landauer has passed away. Tom was one of the original inventors of LSA and contributed much to the understanding and development of LSA as a cognitive model and its applications toward a theory of meaning. [Read more…]
After announcing our 0.4.1 release of the LSA_Toolkit in November, we set to work finishing up a number of tasks that were slated for the planned 0.5 release. In the midst of our additional research projects, several new changes moved up in the queue and it became apparent that we needed to go ahead and make some architectural changes that had been originally planned for further down the road. Soon it became an all or nothing free for all, and what was going to be a gradual release of increments such as 0.5, 0.6, and so on, turned into a giant leap forward to what we are now calling the 1.0 release of the LSA_Toolkit library for Latent Semantic Analysis.
Easier to use, more complete functionality, and a better way to conceptualize your data collection are the key descriptors for this new release. We are currently beta testing the release package and fine tuning the documentation. A release announcement is expected by the end of the week. Stay tuned for more details.
Trying to keep up with everything going on here and start a new blog has proven to be more difficult than I originally anticipated, so the blog has been dormant for a while. The spammers have been busy though. [Read more…]