#introductions Hey everyone. I am a PhD Student in Computational Linguistics. My main research interest is computational linguistics for under resourced languages. I am particularly interested in computational linguistics for Bantu languages because of the extremely complex morphology that they bring to the table.
I am also doing research in sentiment analysis on stance detection and irony/sarcasm detection. Most of my research is on machine learning approaches.
#Kdenlive Beta is out with huge performance improvements, many cool new features, lots of bug fixes and usability improvements. Go test it!
updating the keyboard/touchpad drivers on manjaro arm makes a world of difference.
It stops that behavior where the touchpad doesn't pick anything up unless your finger moves more than a quarter inch or so. That was getting really annoying when trying to do fine mouse movements.
Here's where the details are https://forum.manjaro.org/t/how-to-flash-new-keyboard-touchpad-firmware-on-pinebook-pro/112366 .
Just as a warning, if you have the ansi keyboard, you need to connect an external keyboard todo the install.
Trying this weekly todo method I saw on someone's blog where you create a list of things that need to get done for the week and then you pull from that list to make a day-level todo list at the start of the day. I like the spirit but you're not supposed to add new things to the weekly list ( as a way to mitigate side tracking yourself) but I don't think I should take a week to get to someone's request for results, models, decisions etc.
re: Admin announcement
for those who don't wanna click the link:
"Effective immediately, medical advice regarding #COVID19 not sourced from legitimate scientific or medical outlets is forbidden content. If you see someone advocating essential oils or colloidal silver or other junk quackery, please report it.
This is not a free speech zone. Misinformation that makes people dead is not “oh well we all have opinions”.
Other #admins, I beg that you please consider a similar policy."
Update on Bandcamp's Friday music blowout
Did you know that Mozilla is collecting a public domain dataset of annotated speech? This will help develop open source voice-controlled programs. The Common Voice project still needs volunteers both to donate their voice, and to validate other people's recordings.
I just validated a bunch of recordings (English and German) and am happy to report that there are now quite a few female speakers donating.
Swahili is really making it hard to determine when something is a verb and when it's a noun since infinitive verbs can both take nominal modifiers like relative clauses and objects.
Er wait, I guess that's like a lot of languages? Just seems difficult to make a hard distinction when UD requires one.
COVID-19 Financial Issues: Suggestion
If you're being financially impacted by COVID-19, start a document right now and outline every way in which you've been impacted.
There will likely be some aid made available to folks in need, but under capitalism, you have to account for every penny before they'll give you a cent.
Better to start that now than scramble to put it together later.
PhD Student of Computational Linguistics at Indiana University
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