Source: IMDb

Introduction

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content. IMDb users often look at ratings to get an idea of how good movies are, so that they can decide what movies to watch or which ones to prioritize. However, movies that are not yet released don’t have ratings, and even the ones with few votes often change as more users vote. Therefore, I wrote code to predict IMDb ratings of new movies based on various features, such as budget, actors, directors, writers, release year, genres, and plot. While others have used linear regressions to…


Source: https://www.sporcle.com/games/Rackie/where-s_woof_two

Introduction

Owning a dog can be very gratifying, but it’s also a large responsibility. There are hundreds of dog breeds, each with its own unique appearance and traits, so choosing the one that fits best can be very difficult. Even for those who may have a dog in mind that they want, that dog may not be available, or there may be another dog that suits them better. To help solve this problem, I created a dog recommendation system that quickly provides dog recommendations by using either collaborative filtering or content-based filtering. The recommendation system that I created allows users to…


Source: https://www.cincinnati.com/videos/sports/soccer/fc-cincinnati/2017/11/03/major-league-soccer-brief-history/107300928/

Introduction

Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. Fans often have favorite players and teams, and they may even know a lot about a variety of them. However, with over 700 players in a season, it’s difficult to track how each player performs, especially over the course of multiple years. In order to accomplish this task, I used k-means clustering to separate players into groups that are simpler and quicker to analyze. I focused my analysis on MLS forwards, but my techniques can be applied to other positions and even other…


Sources: https://www.history.com/speeches/franklin-d-roosevelts-first-inaugural-address, https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreagandfirstinaugural.html, https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/01/images/20050120-1_p44289-148-515h.html, https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2013/01/21/inaug2013-president-obama-inauguration-speech-full.cnn

Introduction

Inaugural addresses are part of a special ceremony in which a president is sworn into office. While they can be inspirational, they are also informative. They provide insight into the president’s intentions, and from what I’ve explored, they may also even be a good indicator of the events of the time period. As someone with decent knowledge of U.S. history, I analyzed U.S. inaugural addresses with text analysis, as well as some googling for historical context. I compared the inaugural addresses to topics that I chose: economy, foreign policy, and equality. Using Euclidean distance, I was able to find the…


Source: IMDb.com

Introduction

If you’ve watched a lot of movies, chances are that you’ve seen the same actors in multiple movies. But how are all these actors and movies connected? To answer this question, I explored network graphs. More specifically, I treated each actor as a node, and I connected them based on whether they had a popular movie in common, with the weight of their connection being based on how many popular movies in common. Initially, I created and used a network graph to find which actors were the most connected to other actors based on popular movies they had in common…


Source: tlnt.com/best-of-tlnt-top-5-covid-19-stories-of-2020/

Introduction

It’s been more than a full year since COVID-19 was first identified, and since then there have been more than 100 million confirmed cases and more than 2 million deaths attributed to COVID-19. Experts predicted that the spread of COVID-19 would get worse in the winter due to more people staying indoors, and they were correct. However, with winter approaching its end, and various other factors, such as the holidays, the U.S. presidential election, and vaccines, I was curious to analyze current U.S. COVID-19 trends. …

Kevin Chen

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