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Guides and resources for PhDs and researchers, as well as technical deep dives.
#5 - How I am exploring racialised emotions and power in an elite British university context
#5 - How I am exploring racialised emotions and power in an elite British university context

Guides

Need help getting started? Here we have created content around some of the most common questions from the community. Dive in and hit the ground running.

Kickstart your literature review with Lateral and Super Search
GuidesKickstart your literature review with Lateral and Super Search

Read this guide to learn more about the Super Search function, allowing you to search across all your documents at once.

Kickstart your literature review with Lateral: 3 different ways to organise your concepts
GuidesKickstart your literature review with Lateral: 3 different ways to organise your concepts

This guide gives you 3 ways of structuring your concepts in Lateral; Research Themes, Structural Concepts, Keywords.

4 ways academic researchers can avoid writer's block
Guides4 ways academic researchers can avoid writer's block

The reason for writer’s block in academia often comes down to the challenge of sorting out the thoughts of sophisticated research, and how to communicate it.

How I am...

This series showcases some of the amazing work of our pioneers. From building mechanical twins for optimising manufacturing processes to solving racial injustice at universities.

#4 - How I am expanding the notion of more-than-human health care through a case study of Berlin
How I am...#4 - How I am expanding the notion of more-than-human health care through a case study of Berlin

This post is the fourth of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#3 - How I use Lateral to improve the UK health and social care fields
How I am...#3 - How I use Lateral to improve the UK health and social care fields

This post is the third of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#2 - How I use Lateral to better structure and share my research
How I am...#2 - How I use Lateral to better structure and share my research

This post is the second of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#5 - How I am exploring racialised emotions and power in an elite British university context
How I am...#5 - How I am exploring racialised emotions and power in an elite British university context

This post is the fifth of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#4 - How I am expanding the notion of more-than-human health care through a case study of Berlin
How I am...#4 - How I am expanding the notion of more-than-human health care through a case study of Berlin

This post is the fourth of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#3 - How I use Lateral to improve the UK health and social care fields
How I am...#3 - How I use Lateral to improve the UK health and social care fields

This post is the third of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

#2 - How I use Lateral to better structure and share my research
How I am...#2 - How I use Lateral to better structure and share my research

This post is the second of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

Kickstart your literature review with Lateral and Super Search
GuidesKickstart your literature review with Lateral and Super Search

Read this guide to learn more about the Super Search function, allowing you to search across all your documents at once.

#1 - How I am developing a digital twin to optimise manufacturing processes
How I am...#1 - How I am developing a digital twin to optimise manufacturing processes

This post is the first of a series of posts showcasing some of the amazing research projects from our community of Lateral pioneers.

Kickstart your literature review with Lateral: 3 different ways to organise your concepts
GuidesKickstart your literature review with Lateral: 3 different ways to organise your concepts

This guide gives you 3 ways of structuring your concepts in Lateral; Research Themes, Structural Concepts, Keywords.

4 ways academic researchers can avoid writer's block
Guides4 ways academic researchers can avoid writer's block

The reason for writer’s block in academia often comes down to the challenge of sorting out the thoughts of sophisticated research, and how to communicate it.

There is a better way than Dropbox and Google Drive to do collaborative research
ResearchThere is a better way than Dropbox and Google Drive to do collaborative research

In this blog, I describe the limitations of Dropbox and Google in the space of research, and propose Lateral as the much needed alternative.

A beginner’s guide: get the most out of the Lateral app!
GuidesA beginner’s guide: get the most out of the Lateral app!

Welcome to this beginner’s guide, dedicated to help you get the most out of the Lateral app!

Remote group work and the best student collaboration tools
ResearchRemote group work and the best student collaboration tools

In this blog, I outline some organisational techniques and the best digital collaborative tools for successful student group work.

6 things to consider and organise before writing your dissertation (and how Lateral can help)
Research6 things to consider and organise before writing your dissertation (and how Lateral can help)

I hope the following six things to consider and organise will make the complex dissertation writing more manageable.

Accelerate your dissertation literature review with AI
ResearchAccelerate your dissertation literature review with AI

We built a better tool for research and literature review.

Helping you review documents faster
GuidesHelping you review documents faster

We want to make it possible for any expert to capture and scale their expertise.

All technical posts

Using machine learning to segment documents
Machine LearningUsing machine learning to segment documents

Breaking documents into “chunks”, like sections and subsections, is easy for humans, but surprisingly hard for computers. In this post we explain why this is, why it’s a valuable problem to solve, and we introduce our new solution.

Text segmentation using word embeddings
Machine LearningText segmentation using word embeddings

This post describes a simple principle to split documents into coherent segments, using word embeddings.

Semantic trees for training word embeddings with hierarchical softmax
Machine LearningSemantic trees for training word embeddings with hierarchical softmax

In this blog post we describe an experiment to construct semantic trees and show how they can improve the quality of the learned embeddings in common word analogy and similarity tasks.

Crosslingual document comparison
Machine LearningCrosslingual document comparison

How can you learn a map from a German language to an English language word vectorisation model, to enable crosslingual document comparison?

Creating an Azure VHD from Ubuntu Cloud Images on Mac OS X
DevCreating an Azure VHD from Ubuntu Cloud Images on Mac OS X

How to create a VHD that is fully compatible with Azure from an Ubuntu Cloud Image base.

A fastText-based hybrid recommender
Machine LearningA fastText-based hybrid recommender

By labelling documents with the users who read them, we used fastText to hack together a “hybrid recommender” system.

Create a Chrome extension to modify a website’s HTML or CSS
DevCreate a Chrome extension to modify a website’s HTML or CSS

In this blog post, I will create a Chrome extension that modifies this blog to set a custom background and to modify the HTML

Give me five
DevGive me five

Build your own Give me five Chrome extension using our open source template, based on our popular NewsBot Chrome extension for recommending news.

Clustering debates from UK politicians
Machine LearningClustering debates from UK politicians

What kind of language do British parliamentarians use? We used the Lateral API to provide an overview by clustering debates and creating word clouds.

PostgreSQL replication with Londiste from Skytools 3
DevPostgreSQL replication with Londiste from Skytools 3

We migrated our multiple PostgreSQL databases between cloud providers. Key was to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. This is what we did using Londiste.

Teaching machines new languages
Machine LearningTeaching machines new languages

Previously we wrote about how machines can learn meaning. An exciting opportunity of this approach is that it also enables teaching machines new languages.

Article Extractor API
DevArticle Extractor API

Announcing our Article Extractor API! Rapidly extract the text as well as image, title, keywords, author and more from any article and blog post URLs.

We're open-sourcing a new out-of-memory ANN search tool
DevWe're open-sourcing a new out-of-memory ANN search tool

We’ve been doing occasional work on an approximate nearest neighbours (ANN) vector search tool, written in Python. Today, we are open sourcing it.

The awesomeness of pjax
DevThe awesomeness of pjax

pjax is a jQuery library created by Chris Wanstrath. As we recently decided to use it, I thought it might be valuable to share our experience.

The arXiv as Dataset
Machine LearningThe arXiv as Dataset

The arXiv is a repository of over 1 million preprints. It is truly open access, and excellent for testing language modelling / machine learning prototypes.

NewsBot under the hood
DevNewsBot under the hood

This article is about our NewsBot chrome extension, the fastest way to find related articles.

How do machines learn meaning?
Machine LearningHow do machines learn meaning?

Computers consist of on/off switches and process meaningless symbols. So how is it that we can hope that machines learn meaning of words and documents?

You'll never guess which API documentation tools we use
DevYou'll never guess which API documentation tools we use

Today I am going to talk about API documentation tools. Specifically, the ones that we use at Lateral to create the Lateral API documentation.

The Unknown Perils of Mining Wikipedia
Machine LearningThe Unknown Perils of Mining Wikipedia

If a machine is to learn about humans from Wikipedia, it must experience the corpus as a human sees it and ignore the mass of robot-generated pages.

Leveraging machine learning to discover research
Machine LearningLeveraging machine learning to discover research

By ignoring citation graphs and keywords, you can discover research and researchers you never knew existed. Check it out!

Full text search in milliseconds with PostgreSQL
DevFull text search in milliseconds with PostgreSQL

We wanted to create a fast search experience for the visualiser that lets you search the full text of documents as well as their titles to quickly find a document to get Lateral recommendations for.

APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe
DevAPIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe

The Lateral tech team opinions on various API as part of the APIDays Berlin & APIStrat Europe conference Speedhack.

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