Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Machine Learning

Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Blog | Ryan Smith

Natural language is a phrase that encompasses human communication. The way that people talk and the way words are used in everyday life are part of natural language. Processing this type of natural language...

Machine Learning for Verbatim Coding

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Blog | Ryan Smith

  “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Lewis Carroll Verbatim coding seems a natural application for machine...

Interpreting Survey Results

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | Blog | Ryan Smith

Interpreting survey data is a multi-step process requiring significant human, technology, and financial resources. This investment pays off when teams are able to change directions, delight customers, and fix problems based on the information...

Ascribe Regular Expressions

Monday, March 18th, 2019 | Blog | Charles Baylis

Ascribe allows the use of regular expressions in many areas, including codes in a codebook and for various search operations.  The regular expressions in Ascribe include powerful features not found in standard regular expressions. ...

Using Class Rules in an Ascribe Rule Set

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | Blog | Charles Baylis

Class rules allow you to share code across rules, and even across Rule Sets. Using Class rules can help you organize your code and make it easier to maintain and reuse. Introduction to Classes...

Using Taxonomies in Ascribe Rule Sets

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | Blog | Charles Baylis

You can create and use taxonomies in Ascribe Rule Sets to help with common text manipulation chores, such as cleaning comments. In this article I will explain how to use a taxonomy in a...

Brand disambiguation using the Ascribe Coder API

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | Blog | Charles Baylis

Asking respondents to recall brand names is a common survey technique.  Often this is done by asking the respondent to pick brands from a list.  Such aided brand awareness questions can introduce bias.  We...

Using Swagger documentation and Postman with the Ascribe APIs

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 | Blog | Charles Baylis

The Ascribe APIs provide documentation both as static html pages and an interactive Swagger page.  The static documentation is more convenient for looking over the API, but the Swagger documentation provides powerful features for...