CPFAQ: Quora Merge Tracker

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I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page.

The Competitive Programming topic on Quora, and related topics, contain thousands of examples of what people want to know about that subject. So it’s the definitive source for deciding what qualifies as a frequently asked question for CPFAQ. But many of these questions are duplicates, which makes it difficult to find the best answers to a question. As I mentioned last week, I have a process for merging some of these duplicates, but Quora automation often works against the process, despite Quora’s stated opposition to duplicate questions. This week, I worked on a basic tool to help me keep track of merges.

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CPFAQ: Merging Questions, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. One result of classifying many Quora questions is finding many duplicates. Quora knows about this and […]

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CPFAQ: Question Categories, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. Using my QuoraClassifier tool, I’ve gotten about 25% of the way through my question list. So […]

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CPFAQ: Fast Classification, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. I’m writing a tool called QuoraClassifier to speed up the process of organizing the list of […]

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CPFAQ: Fast Classification

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. Over the past few months, I’ve been classifying a list of Quora questions. Each question gets […]

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CPFAQ: Scraping with Selenium

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. When you’re logged in to Quora, you see more information than an anonymous user does. For […]

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CPFAQ: Canonical Question Statistics, Part 2

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. I have now classified over 1000 Quora questions, using 552 canonical titles, and I think that’s […]

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CPFAQ: Good Answers to Bad Questions

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. As I mentioned at the end of last week’s post, it’s hard to write a good […]

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CPFAQ: The Value of Canonical Questions

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. Last week I discussed how question merging works for Quora and CPFAQ. Related to question merging […]

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CPFAQ: Merging Questions

I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page. If a CPFAQ page has a canonical title and contains a list of Quora questions that […]

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