Monthly Archives: May 2011

Twitterlog for the week of 2011-05-29

whoa; LC axing MARC. A lot of attention thrown at NLP — guess I'll have work for a while. http://tinyurl.com/3rj47yp (via @amandafrench) # Attn @blackwingedboy @moosepajamas "Video of the day. RT @beautyislikeyea This kid is so lucky. http://t.co/jvRhx3l" via @stevesilberman … Continue reading

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Those who got fired up about Chomsky’s difficult comments regarding empiricism, including myself, will be gratified to see that Peter Norvig, patron saint of data-driven computational linguistics (inter alia), has released his own comments, along the same lines as mine, only … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-05-22

NLP/linguistics/machine-learning folks: who's doing interesting work in Yale or New Haven that I should talk to, were I to visit? # Up way too early to go run across the city with thousands of other people. #b2b100 # Done! Approx … Continue reading

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So this happened: I said this over on Twitter, but it’s too good not to record again here: The alt-text suggests that Munroe’s EM draws Gods from a normal distribution. (A Gaussian!) (did you know there’s an entire website dedicated to … Continue reading

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Character encodings – a short tutorial

There is a huge profusion of terms around sets of letters, symbols, and characters and how they are encoded onto computers. I found myself embroiled in this mess working at a speech-technology company back in the day as we struggled … Continue reading

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I bicycled to the Embarcadero early this morning to the start of the Bay to Breakers, and ran it (on foot, taking Muni back to the Embarcadero after) in a personal record time of 1:04:47 (last year: 1:14:04).  According to … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-05-15

First day on site at a new (old) job! Already talking about parallelization, machine learning, linguist/engineer contact, and more. # For the p.m. crowd (a.m. in Europe): New Trochaism: Chomsky and "walks like a duck" empiricism http://trochee.net/2011/05/walks-like-a-duck/ # GET reports … Continue reading

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I’ve signed up for Bay to Breakers 2011 on Sunday. It’s the 100th Bay to Breakers race across San Francisco.  I’m in Corral C (criterion: 12km under 90 minutes), which isn’t pushing too hard. Unfortunately, at least one of the … Continue reading

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Many of you know (or have inferred from my LinkedIn or Twitter updates), but let me point it out explicitly here: I’m working for this summer as a Research Linguist at SRI International, in the same STAR lab that hosted … Continue reading

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Chomsky and “walks like a duck” empiricism

Replicated Typo and @jasonbaldridge inter alia have been discussing a recent forum where Chomsky and Minsky and Labov (among others) met to discuss the past and future of artificial intelligence. Replicated Typo points out the most interesting contribution from Chomsky: … Continue reading

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