Using machine learning to develop the ultimate MuseWeb paper

We’re all going to be replaced by robots. We all know this. Don’t fight it any longer.

While the focus has mostly been on machines taking over manufacturing and transport, nobody’s thinking about thought leadership in the museum digital sector. Nobody, that is, except us.

A crack team of artificial intelligence enthusiasts at Cogapp used machine learning to create MWbot — the computer that writes the ultimate paper for the popular MuseWeb (formerly Museums and the Web) conference.

This is our story.


MuseWeb have all past papers online for humans — and now machines — to use as research.

We screenscraped 20 years of paper titles and 20 years of abstracts to create a corpus of documents, then set about data mining the double-decades out of it using increasingly complex and interesting natural-language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques. …


Tristan Roddis

Director of Web Development at @Cogapp

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