Monthly Archives: May 2008

Journals of Negative Results

Via the INDUCTIVE mailing list, I learned of the Journal of Interesting Negative Results in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning It is becoming more and more obvious that the research community in general, and those who work NLP and ML in particular, are biased towards publishing successful ideas and experiments. Insofar as both our [...]

The forgotten poetry of Michel Thomas

(excerpts) like that, that way it is like that it is not like that it is not possible for me that way it is not possible for me like that I’m sorry I’m sorry, but I’m sorry but it is not very comfortable for me that way I’m sorry but it is not acceptable for [...]


Or: towards evidence-based ‘add a contact’ filtering… This just in from LinkedIn: Have a question? Zander Jules’s network will probably have an answer You can use LinkedIn Answers to distribute your professional questions to Zander Jules and your extended network. You can get high-quality answers from experienced professionals. Zander Jules requested to add you as [...]

Opening and closing like flowers (social platform roundupathon)

Closing some tabs… Stephen Fry writing on ‘social network’ sites back in January (also in the Guardian): …what an irony! For what is this much-trumpeted social networking but an escape back into that world of the closed online service of 15 or 20 years ago? Is it part of some deep human instinct that we [...]


GraphPath … … a little-language for analysing graph-structured data, especially RDF. The syntax of GraphPath is reminiscent of Xpath. It has a python implementation that can be teamed up with your favourite python RDF API (e.g. Redland, rdflib, or your own API). Anyone tried it? Apparently it has a rule/inference system too (backward chaining). I [...]