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On English Words Frequencies From Shakespeare To Modern Soap Operas

Word frequencies are used in many text mining and information retrieval applications. Nowadays, and thanks to the Internet, it is easy to find lists of word frequencies for various languages.

Wikitionary, the sister website of Wikipedia provides such lists for many languages. I have decided to extract two of these lists the Gutenberg list and the TV movies list.

The Gutenberg list was built from the Gutenberg project book collection. This is a collection of classic books that fell into the public domain. The list has been last updated in 2005. All books in the considered collection were published before 1923. The TV movies list was built from TV shows and movies scripts and transcripts.

Johannes Gutenberg

An Immutable Complex Numbers Class In Scala Programming Language

I post in this blog entry about the implementation of an immutable complex numbers class in Scala programming language. I have tried in this implementation and as much as possible to use Scala's functional programming style. This post shows how concise and beautiful Scala code could be.


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Minimeter Fix for Videotron

Minimeter is a handy Firefox extension that helps keeping an eye on one'Internet usage. I have already blogged about this extension here a while ago.

This extension stopped working for me this week and returned an error whenever it connected to Videotron to fetch my Internet usage statistics. For those looking for a quick fix, clearing Videotron cookies will very probably solve the problem until the next time it occurs.

This is a step by step fix not intended for the faint-hearted users.

The problem