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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.

Reacting to supreme court bullshit lately 

Is there an antifederalist society taking donations?

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Reacting to supreme court bullshit lately 

In a 6-3 opinion the supreme court has revoked the future tense and all forward thinking as the constitution does not explicitly enumerate these.

bmv very good actually 

Went to the bmv to get my license renewed and they're so fast now. I was there maybe 15 minutes with about a dozen people ahead of me in line. I did go in the middle of the month so very few people were renewing plates but still it was impressive.

Personal health 

Success! My bp got back into normal ranges after those steps. I was eating far too much salt.

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Dads old truck 

My pop is donating his '86 Mazda b2000 to pbs. I learned how to drive stick on that truck and I drove it for quite a while. This is a pic he took the day he got it. Pretty cool

Personal health 

I went to the doctor and they said my blood pressure is pretty high. I have three weeks to try to drop it so I've cut my salt intake, I'm running again and I'm trying to take deep breaths when I can feel my heart beating. Hopefully this works or I'll have to start taking meds.

IU graduate student workers strike has ended 

The semester ended on Friday and the Graduate Student Workers Union voted to end the strike yesterday. The strike will resume when classes start back up in the fall. They want to expand the union to include research assistants and new associate instructors over the summer.

Cat and dog pic 

He really wants to wake her up and I keep telling him to leave it.

Union action 

The IU graduate workers union has voted to strike. 97.8 voted yes. The strike will begin April 13th. Hopefully IU does the right thing and concedes or final grades are going to be pretty late.

New pup 

We adopted a puppy two weeks ago at the Bloomington pet expo and hes very cute

Joke, silly thought 

Gonna make a startup that uses Al to do things. I'll get lots of money from venture capitalists but Allen sure will be busy.


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Dell bios is bad 

The bios on my wife's laptop is so wonky. It has a ui that is very mouse dependent but the mouse clicks whatever the cursor goes over, no increased pressure required. This is the only place where the trackpad behaves this way.

Germans love bicycles 

They think every bike is rad.

Ok, so when Netflix released "The Woman in the House Across the Street from The Girl In The Window," I knew they were making Ruth-bait.

I know it's a bit of sendup but...but in the first episode, THREE CASSEROLE DISHES HAVE BEEN SMASHED AND HOW MANY DOES SHE HAVE I CAN'T HANDLE THIS.

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