Hello, World! I’m Aditya Thakker. I am a Fourth Year Computer Engineering student at University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I call myself a Multipotentiolite because I like to learn and read about stuff not just from one field but from various fields. I am also an avid book reader and my reading interests are Mystery (Fiction), Urban Thrillers(Fiction), Legal Thrillers(Fiction), Self Help (Non-Fiction), and Biographies(Non-Fiction). I am also an ML and NLP Enthusiast and love to learn and teach about Machine Learning and specifically Deep Learning. I use ML and DL for Natural Language Processing most of the time. Recently, I was a Research Intern at Language Technologies Research Center(LTRC) at IIIT Hyderabad, Telangana, India where I worked on the usage of MDP in Sequence Tagging and Generative Question Answering. I have authored one paper about Acronym Disambiguations in ICON-2017. Apart from ML and NLP stuff, I like to create Android Apps and Web Apps. Most of the time I create things that help me make myself more productive 😛 . Leaving the tech aside, I love playing and watching Cricket and also love playing Football. In most of my free time, I read or just roam around the Internet in search of something interesting 😀 .

Recent Blog Posts

Life Lessons from Gradient Descent

It's been a long time since I was introduced to Gradient Descent algorithm. Basically, gradient descent is an algorithm in optimization theory which helps us find out the most optimal solution to a function. It is based on a simple idea, rather than...

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Introduction to Word2Vec & How it Works

In this post I will be giving the readers an Introduction to Word2Vec. We will first see What are Vector Space Models and then we will dive into Word Embeddings. The aim of this post is to understand Word2Vec model which is a neural word embedding model which has...

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Machine Learning Glossary

This post consists of most common terminologies along with their explanation that is used in Machine Learning and Deep Learning papers. I will be using this post to refer to most common terms that I use in my other posts.   Note: This is...

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Quotes I Like

  • Life is like Gradient Descent, it can sometimes get stuck at local optima but only hard work will take to you to the most successful point Aditya Thakker
  • A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. Tyrion Lannister
    Book Series - ASOIAF
  • A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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