Anthill Inside 2017

On theory and concepts in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Formerly Deep Learning Conf.


Typography detection using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Submitted by Pallavi Ramicetty (@pallaviramicetty) on Saturday, 29 April 2017

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Section: Crisp talk Technical level: Intermediate


Keeping undesirable content out of social networks and communication channels is a common problem. Our email systems today have sophisticated “spam filters” thanks to which we’re protected from much harm and waste of time. The problem of spam is particularly harsh in niche social networks and interest groups which are small and sensitive to disruption. We run one such niche social network for typography enthusiasts called Fontli and we like to protect our dear typographers from content that they’re not interested in - which is everything that isn’t typography. The problem is that this is hard … even for humans!

We recently developed and deployed a filter to reduce and flag incidences of non-typographic content on Fontli, using a deep convolutional neural network based image classifier. We’ve had modest success and faced some intriguing situations and results along the way.


Discussion on the challenges faced in typography detection of the Fontli app.


Basic knowledge on Machine Leaning and Deep Learning

Speaker bio

Done with my Masters degree (M.Tech) in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. Currently, working with Imaginea Technologies Inc. Passionate about Machine Learning and Deep Learning.



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  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) 2 years ago

    Hello Pallavi, record and upload a two-min preview video explaining what this talk is about and key takeaways for the audience. Without this information, we cannot complete reviewing your proposal.

  • Pallavi Ramicetty (@pallaviramicetty) Proposer 2 years ago

    Hi Zainab Bawa,
    Sure, I can do that. Give me some time. Will do it and let you know.

  • Pallavi Ramicetty (@pallaviramicetty) Proposer 2 years ago

    Hi Zainab Bawa,
    Submited preview video. Kindly have a look.

  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) 2 years ago

    Thanks Pallavi. The blog post and video are quite comprehensive. We’ll get back to you with a decision shortly.

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