Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fo2Hub - Launching Soon

Yeah you got it right. FotoHub has become Fo2Hub. Reason? Simple, I was not able to get a domain name as fotohub.com, so I got one for fo2hub.com. A million thanks to my bro, who got me a new domain and hosting. I'm now under no restrictions, and no problems. Thanks a lot bro!

Fo2Hub - Photo Sharing for Social Nerds, will be launching soon. I've currently put up a small landing page on the domain. Since, my main domain ashwanthkumar.in is also being moved. It might be currently unavailable for max. 24 - 72 hours. You can still access a read only archived copy at here, This location will not be updated anymore.

Fo2Hub.com - Launching Soon!

As always, any feedback or suggestions are always welcome.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

FotoHub - Photo Sharing for Social Nerds

Update 10/05/2011 - FotoHub is now Fo2Hub. You can find more details of it here.

I was just updating my profile on my website, when I realized it would be so nice to add a personal gallery. Flickr was the obvious choice. I logged into my Flickr account to realize only that I've not logged in since my 11th grade. He.. He.. So, what do I know? Picasa is already available on My Google Profile, but I've many of my photos on my FB too. What about the one's that I am tagged in? Oh My God! Maintaing a profile is really a pain in the ass. Grrr..!! That does it.

I'm going to start my own photo sharing web application. One, that can help synchronize from Facebook, Picasa, Flickr (and many more). An application in which probably I can set to synchronize specific albums, from my social presence online. It basically targets people with a very large social presence (not exactly like me, but ... you get it right?)

Welcome a new baby to AshwanthKumar.in Labs, FotoHub - A Photo sharing space, for social nerds.

"Instead of maintaining a separate accounts for the purpose, why not create an album syndicating pictures from multiple sources (probably with your tags, which will be added shortly after release) and accessible via an easy to use API?", the thought that got me designing FotoHub for public.

Though Social Heat is going on good, and due release for (pre-beta) public testing very soon. FotoHub seems to be a good stress reliever for me. Watch the space for more updates on FotoHub.

PS: Still I'm keeping my eyes and ears open, for people who can still suggest me a web application (not android app or desktop picture viewer) that can do this job for me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

iBlue Semantic Extractor - Now Speaks 52 Languages

Another Good morning to you people. Today, I've an interesting update regarding iBlue Semantic Extractor. Semantic Extractor component was initially build as a project prototype for Mr. Guruprasad S. Srivatsav back last year. It simply extracted entities out of the text, find their relations, and categories. When it was first created, it had a 1000 word limit, and English language only detection.

Today, I present you iBlue Semantic Extractor with 52 language support. You can enter the text in any of the 52 languages, and it is translated to English dynamically and then identifies the entities, relations and categories.

52 Languages supported are: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

You can visit iBlue Semantic Extractor Component for free preview here - http://ashwanthkumar.in/labs/iblue/

Next Milestone - Identify the entities natively from the given language.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Social Heat - My Social Analytics System

Here is the gentle introduction of Social Heat - Social Analytics Engine.

If you have used Google Analytics service, you might get an idea what exactly I'm trying to say here. Unlike Google Analytics, which gets you detailed analytics for your website visits. Social Heat, gives you the detailed analytics report of your product on Social Networks (like Facebook. Google Buzz, Twitter, etc.)

Inspired by the following video for Viral Heat, I decided to spend this summer vacation creating a system on par or more sophisticated than Viral Heat.

So, I decided why not create one for this summer. Currently Viral Heat service is not free, but its really cheap starting at only $9.99 per month. It comes with unlimited impressions for your profiles.

Social Heat, following the philosophy of Google, will allow free usage which should suffice more than enough people around their world. It also has paid plans which will be disclosed later. I plan to provide more services than Viral Heat, which will be rolled out eventually following the public release.

Features of Social Heat:
  1. Featured report on Users world wide from Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, YouTube and Blogs (blogging is also a part of the social media)
  2. Export your reports in one of the many formats (CSV, Excel, PDF, XML, etc.)
  3. Create profiles and add Mentions to it. Each Mention comes with unlimited impressions. This feature was inspired from Google Analytics and Viral Heat dashboard.
  4. Social Heat has inbuilt machine learning capabilities. If you ever think an impression is not related to your needs, you can always teach the system not to display such kind of feeds again. Similarly, the reverse - If the system has not found an impression to be related to your product, you can add them to your report. System is completely dynamic.
  5. Social Heat, comes with extensible API. You can access your data via the robust API platform provided by Social Heat. Probably other developers can create applications which can consume your data and give a much more detailed report to you. - Inspired by Google Analytics API and applications built on top of it.
Now, deploying a system for general public usage is far from near, moreover I neither have enough infrastructure or capital to create one. So, I'm on the hunt for Angel Investor for this adventure. If you are interested and like to get along, feel free to contact me on ashwanthkumar@googlemail.com. If you think Social Heat, is missing some features - feel free to suggest them. We'll try to incorporate it.

Watch this space for, Social Heat is fast approaching for closed public testing soon.

Project UIM - Going Good

Update May 3rd, 2011 - Now UIM consumes Blogger feeds too. :)

For over a week or is two? I don't seem to remember. I started working on something, I would like to call it as Project UIM (Unstructured Information Management). Its basically iBlue - mini, something like that. Trying to maintain a repo of largest Structured Information for computer systems.

I took the following site as my source of content - Gizmodo, LifeHacker, Mashable and Tech Crunch. For almost a week all their articles posted, within an hour comes into my system for processing. Using the Semantic Extractor Component (available here for preview), I was able to extract some useful re-usable information (yeah! re-usable information) out of them.

I just ran some diagnosis on them today, and would like to share some stats regarding that. My system has consumed over a 1061 (at the time of writing this space) articles from the above said sources, and identified over 3368 entities (in over 34 types), 18 categories and 46 relations.

Below a stats of the entity count and its type. :-)







































































That's in my opinion a very decent for a pre-alpha implemented system.

I'm planning to expand the data source, to try to see how well Project UIM can tame the beast, Internet. Any other suggestions regarding the same is welcome. Please leave them as a comment.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Measuring Blogger

I was fast asleep when I suddenly woke up, at a dream. Dream is all about building the world's biggest structured infrastructure for information retrieval. When I wanted to blog about it, I was thinking. How many blogs does Blogger (my humble blog service provider) host?

I went to Google APIs page to see if they provide me a API or any kind of means to get the list. I was not able to find anything. Not even a clue :(

So, i decided let me measure the Mr. B myself.

Here is the live stats of the counting process - Counting Blogger Blogs.

Probably what next? Counting WordPress blogs, Joomla Installations, Drupal installations, Elgg installations? What is happening to me, Oh My God!!

PS: Only counting for now.