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Determine the “Readability” of a text with Python

George Klare (1963) defines readability as “the ease of understanding or comprehension due to the style of writing.” Readability, although somewhat subjective, has been a well researched topic dating back to the 1920s. Since then, researchers have crafted a number of readability formulas that attempt to accurately identify the readability of a text. Readability metrics have numerous uses. A writer might use the metrics to objectively assess the complexity of...

Create a baseball-themed app powered by Weather Company Data for IBM Bluemix and DBpedia

Last summer, I wrote an article on developerWorks describing how to use the IBM Bluemix Weather Data service in combination with DbPedia to render a variety of information about Major League Baseball parks. The article takes you through the process of building a baseball-theme application on IBM Bluemix using the IBM Weather Data service, DbPedia, SPARQL, React.js, and Node.js. Check it out here and let me know your thoughts You...

Create a self signed certificate with OpenSSL

To create a self signed cert with OpenSSL, execute the following: openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 100 In some cases its useful to remove the passphrase from the key. This way you will not be prompt for the passphrase every time it starts. Removing the passphrase is easy, simply run this following command: openssl rsa -in key.pem -out newkey.pem && mv newkey.pem key.pem

Bluemix meetup: What will you do with Watson?

I am speaking at the Bluemix Meetup, ‘What will you do with Watson’ on Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA. During the talk I will present the following topics: – Overview of Bluemix – Overview of the Watson beta services currently available on Bluemix – Demo: How to create a Watson based app on Bluemix – Demo: Watson app More details here

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