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Research:University of Virginia/Marketplace research

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An organization which conducts product research has two data science projects. Student researchers could take either one -

  1. In a large set of photographs, identify the general type of product pictured and sort the photos. (e.g., phone, television, car, bedroom, etc.)
  2. In many product reviews and advertisements perform keyword disambiguation for mentioned terms. (e.g., Determine if "apple" refers to an advertisement for juice or phones)



Sort various media related to products, including advertisements, reviews, and user feedback, to categorize the media by its subject.


Late August 2019
Students select research projects from an available pool
Late September 2019
Proposal presentation
May 2020
Project ends


Similar efforts
For image recognition
for text disambiguation

tool - give arbitrary text, spit out Wikidata IDs



  1. Research Proposal
  2. Data Product
  3. Technical Paper
  4. Research Poster
  5. Slides
  6. Presentation of research at local conference in Charlottesville, Virginia
  7. video presentation?
  8. essay on ethics?
  9. method documentation?

Research Team

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