#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.
And it feels like there's this pressure to use the room's tech features all the time which seems like a bad thing to get into. Shoehorning the tech into lessons where it doesn't make sense is not going to be a good movement for student learning.
On the other hand, it can be really useful for getting students more involved. I did an activity today where each group was supposed to find a video of the vocal tract in action, describe what we were seeing and then show the video. It went really wel
I have a tech enabled class for my Friday sections this semester. In this building that seems to mean there's two tvs instead of a projector and there's an app that students can install that allows them to put content up on the screens. Oh and dry erase instead of chalk.
I have some mixed feelings about this.
On the one hand, the projector was nice because it got out of the way if I needed to use the chalk board more, these tvs are smack in the middle of where I want to write.
research concerns Show more
This abusive language detection project is interesting and has the potential to serve a good purpose but it really seems like some of my peers don't have much motivation to see it through.
PhD thesis submission; bioinformatics Show more
So, yesterday I submitted my thesis! I'm so happy and tired
@kateiyas Hey, we've already been here for several years and established our own culture and norms. Real academics do use this space, and we are dedicated to being a safe space for queer academics, as well as a space that welcomes other minorities
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Not gonna lie, this is an awesome Shared Task idea. I love it.
FYI: Call: Paper Offerings Shared Task Reproducibility
grad school journey Show more
i've been super grateful for everyone who's asked me the very direct question of 'why do you want a phd' because i think my answer has been slightly different every time, and that's a very good thing for me.
but also i'm the sort of person who does not have a crystalized vision of that long of a trajectory; i just have a very strong faith in my sense for 'this step in this direction feels more right than wrong'. it makes for a complicated response.
Sickness Show more
Another sinus infection? I just had one a couple months ago. I should probably go see a doctor...
opensuse success Show more
So far both of the packages I've tried to install with alien have worked without a hitch.
dev newbie confusion Show more
Didn't realize iframes were considered bad :/ bummer I just made a post with one today.
Is this a bad use of iframe? This was the only way I could figure out to make the svg interactive.
PhD Student of Computational Linguistics at Indiana University
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