Weekly Blog Post #11

Published: 08/07/2023

Hello! My name is Ishaan Jain, a Information Technology undergrad at Manipal University Jaipur. I will be working on developing an information theoretic approach to filter out artificial information and real information in geospatial datasets for Xbitinfo during Google Summer of Code 2023.

What did I do this week?

During this week, I made a significant improvement to my function's methodology for removing artificial information from datasets. Instead of monitoring the frequency of CDF values and selecting the mantissa bit with the highest frequency as the keepbit, I adopted a gradient-based approach. I introduced a calculation to determine the gradient at each mantissa bit, and then identified the bit where the gradient becomes zero as the keepbit. This new approach proved to be more accurate in identifying and retaining relevant data while effectively removing artificial information

What is coming up next?

Will introduce maps to showcase the distribution of variables across United States and add a feature to showcase the true keepbit in bitinformation plot.