NOLEdge - Honors in the Major Thesis

December 12, 2023

As part of earning honors for my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Florida State University (FSU) , I created a Question-Answering (QA) Chrome Extension called NOLEdge. NOLEdge is a tool for FSU faculty and students to find information on the FSU’s Computer Science department website. It uses a finetuned BERT model trained on a dataset scraped, cleaned, augmented, and annotated by yours truly. The finetuned model was then loaded into a pipeline using the Haystack framework and an Elasticsearch database with a Chrome Extension frontend.

For my thesis, I was awarded the Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Award. I also got to present my research at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in spring of 2022.

You can check out the Github or my thesis here.