Blind Web App
Disrupt the District 2018
To support equality and diversity in the hiring process. White male applicants receive up to 36% more callbacks than their peers based on their names. Blind strips the name off of the resume to reduce racial or gender bias during the first round of hiring.
Blind uses natural language processing to identify the name and email on the resume. It then generates an unbiased resume where both pieces of information are blocked out.
Upload your resume in PDF format on the demo website. Choose how much information you want to remove by clicking the buttons below the submission box. The new PDF will automatically download onto your computer.
nltk (Stanford NLP module optional)
need to run nltk.dowload() and choose book before running entire program
Coordinating all of the dependencies among our computers and AWS. Identifying and removing non-standard characters. Finding both a person's first and last name.
We would have liked to include the improved version of the natural language processing but it was too large for AWS in its current state. Removing other potential biases on resumes such as age or location.
Bird, Steven, Edward Loper and Ewan Klein (2009), Natural Language Processing with Python. O'Reilly Media Inc. (nltk.org)