FreeDiscovery – Quick Start

Quick start

This section illustrates the use of FreeDiscovery REST API using curl from the command line. Other exampes using Python are available here.

  1. Install FreeDiscovery and start the server (see prevous section
  2. Download the 20_newsgroup dataset: freediscovery download 20_newsgroups

1. Data ingestion

  1. Create a new vectorized dataset with curl-X POST http://localhost:5001/api/v0/feature-extraction and save the returned hexadecimal id for later use with export FD_DATASET_ID=<returned-id>.
  2. Ingest the dataset,
curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "data_dir": "./20_newsgroups/"}' http://localhost:5001/api/v0/feature-extraction/${FD_DATASET_ID}
  1. Get the mapping between file_path of individial files and their document_id:curl -X POST http://localhost:5001/api/v0/feature-extraction/${FD_DATASET_ID}/id-mapping>./fd_id_mapping.txtand save the results.

2. Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI)

The creation of an LSI index is necessary for clustering, nearest neighbor classification, semantic search and near-duplicates detection,

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{ \"parent_id\": \"${FD_DATASET_ID}\"}" http://localhost:5001/api/v0/lsi/

Save the returned id for later use with export FD_LSI_ID=<returned-id>.

3. Semantic search

Search in the semantic space can be performed with,

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{ \"parent_id\": \"${FD_LSI_ID}\", \"query\": \"Jupyter moon\", \"max_results\": 10 }" http://localhost:5001/api/v0/search/

4. Categorization

Create a categorization model,

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{ \"parent_id\": \"${FD_DATASET_ID}\", \"method\": \"LogisticRegression\", \"data\": [{\"document_id\": 14000, \"category\": \"\"}, {\"document_id\": 14003, \"category\": \"\"}, {\"document_id\": 18780, \"category\": \"talk.politics.misc\"}, {\"document_id\": 18784, \"category\": \"talk.politics.misc\"} ], \"training_scores\": true }" http://localhost:5001/api/v0/categorization/

Save the returned id for later use with export FD_CAT_ID=<returned-id>.

Predictions for the other documents in the dataset can then be retrieved with,

curl -X GET -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{ \"max_results\": 10, \"max_result_categories\": 2, \"sort_by\": \"\" }" http://localhost:5001/api/v0/categorization/${FD_CAT_ID}/predict

The correspondence of these results with ground truth categories can be checked in fd_id_mapping.txt.

5. Hierarchical clustering

Create a Birch hierarchical clustering model,

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{ \"parent_id\": \"${FD_LSI_ID}\", \"min_similarity\": 0.7, \"max_tree_depth\": 2 }" http://localhost:5001/api/v0/clustering/birch/

Save the returned id for later use with export FD_BIRCH_ID=<returned-id>.

Finally retrieve the computed hierarchical clusters,

curl -X GET http://localhost:5001/api/v0/clustering/birch/${FD_BIRCH_ID}