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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.

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Oh I also work at the LINGUIST List, the linguistics community website.

Oh no. I think my travel reimbursement may have been sent as a check to my parents' address. They're not the best at letting me know I have mail

Sent out my first qualifying exam submission working on the second. Hopefully they approve it :/

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Just because you're being contrarian

Doesn't mean you have said anything interesting!!!

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If you accidentally make eye contact with a librarian while returning a book in the slot, should you just hand it to them?

Hello! I'm a UX Writer from Sri Lanka living in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

I'm planning to do pursue studies in Computer Science field.

Happy to be here :)

Aww darn. I'm not listed as a student in my department on the cl page. Just shows how out of date it is. Haha

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HeyLow, everyone! I'm a "just-joined" Twitter defector.

I live in Northwest Indiana, which is part of the Chicagoland area. I completed a doctorate August 31 and I'm still tired. Probably because I'm a late bloomer being that I'm 52 yrs old. 😬 My research focus is online learning environments--most recently, online undergraduate student perspectives of faculty behaviors.
I'm attempting to enter higher education as faculty/adjunct faculty/researcher in an online environment.
Peace! ☮️

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

If your understanding of freedom of speech is ignorant of asymmetric power relationships, freedom and speech will both be short lived. Your platform will be colonized and people of conscience will be evicted

Hello! I'm a postdoc studying antibiotic-resistant infections. I am especially into , models, , , and . In my free time I like consuming and books/podcasts and stress-eating swedish fish :)

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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