Thomas Foster

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How Much Linguistics is Needed for NLP?

<b>Speaker:</b> Edward Grefenstette , Google<p><b>Date:</b> Thursday, March 10, 2016<p><b>Time:</b> 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM<p><b>Refreshments:</b> <i>No Refreshments Offered.</i><p><b>Public:</b> …

Denley: Bilingualism means civil service isn't open to all Canadians

<b>By Randall Denley</b><p>The federal government wants to hire thousands of millennials to rejuvenate the public service. This attempt to attract the best and …

Even computer programmers could be put out of a job by robots

That's because robots won't take our lives — they're more likely to take our livelihoods.<p>And it's looking more and more likely that these artificially intelligent programs will even take over the job of making themselves — some researchers think it's likely that software engineers will one day be …

Artificial Intelligence

Node v4.1.0 (Stable)

2015-09-17, Version 4.1.0 (Stable), @Fishrock123Notable changes• <b>buffer</b>:• Buffers are now created in JavaScript, rather than C++. This increases the …

JavaScript

Tim Cook tells Stephen Colbert he hates 'opportunistic' Steve Jobs movies

And yes, they talked iPhone 6S too<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Stephen Colbert on <i>The Late Show</i> tonight, and while it started out as little more than an iPhone 6S showcase, the interview eventually touched on more personal things like Cook's feelings on recent Steve Jobs movies and his own …

Hyperloop Technologies has a CEO — and plans to open its test track next year

Starting with freight, not people<p>There is a small handful of groups working in earnest on making Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop a reality, but none are so high profile as Hyperloop Technologies. The year-old company, which emerged from stealth this year with a splashy profile in <i>Forbes</i>, is backed …

Turnbull's foreign policy likely to pivot to China

<b>Malcolm Turnbull's approach to foreign policy will be far more nuanced than Tony Abbott's, and we can expect him to focus less on the Middle East and</b> …

Geopolitics

Syria conflict: Assad 'won't quit under pressure'

<b>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said in an interview for Russian TV he will not quit under foreign pressure, saying the Syrian people must decide.</b><p>Western powers and much of the Syrian opposition say it is not conceivable for Mr Assad to lead a post-war Syria.<p>Mr Assad said Iran was supporting …

Middle East

PM accused of 'mansplaining' ... but what does it mean?

A marriage of the words "man" and "explain", mansplaining can also be described as explaining something in a condescending, overconfident or …

500 Lines or Less | A Web Crawler With asyncio Coroutines

<i>A. Jesse Jiryu Davis is a staff engineer at MongoDB in New York. He wrote Motor, the async MongoDB Python driver, and he is the lead developer of the</i> …

Maxwell criticises boundary-catch law change

England v Australia, 4th ODI, Headingley<p>Play 00:57<p>'Boundary catch rule doesn't make sense' - Maxwell<p>Glenn Maxwell says he is not a fan of the law …

Everyone's a Linguist: More on 'Coming With'

Reinvention and resilience across the nation<p>Many readers wrote in about my recent post on how so many South Dakotans end a sentence with <i>with</i>. As in, “Are you coming with?” instead of “Are you coming with us?” And as shown in the map above, from Joshua Katz at NC State.<p>Most suggested that this …

Mapping the world's linguistic diversity—scientists discover links between your genes and the language you speak

Academics at the University of York have discovered a correlation between genetic and linguistic diversity and concluded that at least in Europe …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more worth your disposable income.<p>14 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>What …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

At first I was adverse to posting this fulsome list of 58 commonly misused words and phrases, due to its sheer enormity, but I decided to proscribe …

10 Common Web Developer Mistakes

There seem to be endless choices regarding how to accomplish the same task: to develop a website that works in today's modern web. Through research, …

Research

syntax across languages (One Big Page)

The offline cookbook

<b>Update:</b> Together with Udacity I created a free offline-first interactive course. It involves taking an online-only site to full offline-first glory. …

What is special about Nim?

2015-01-01 · Nim · Programming<p>The Nim programming language is exciting. While the official tutorial is great, it slowly introduces you to the …

Build Your Own App Specific REPL For Your NodeJS App

Nicole Sullivan asked a question on twitter:<p>Is there something like rails c or irb in node?<p>— Nicole Sullivan (@stubbornella) July 3, 2014<p>I was …

Writing cross-platform Node.js

Cross-platform if you wantNode.js is cross-platform meaning it works on Windows, OSX and Linux. A large number of the Node.js community write Node.js …

Linux

Functional JavaScript – Tail Call Optimization and Trampolines

Introduction<p>The JavaScript Memoization series introduced a recursive Fibonacci sequence generator. Memoization, a method of caching results, was used …

How a Basic Income Program Saved a Namibian Village

It sounds like a communist utopia, but a basic income program pioneered by German aid workers has helped alleviate poverty in a Nambian village. …

Basic Income

Hacker's guide to Neural Networks

Hi there, I’m a CS PhD student at Stanford. I’ve worked on Deep Learning for a few years as part of my research and among several of my related pet …

Deep Learning

The Man Who Made the UK Say “I’m Sorry For What We Did To Turing.”

John Graham-Cumming used cunning and data to get the apology<p>Arriving in theaters this fall is a major new film about Alan Turing, the man who broke …