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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.

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.

Water cooling a Tesla m40 

After trial and error (I bought an incompatible radiator) I water-cooled this Tesla m40 I bought on ebay for $120. Training an rnn pos tagger for Swahili with it, my gpu temps settled at 50c after 20 epochs .

The metadata appears to be preserved on papers from sci-hub. since it works by using harvested academic credentials to download papers, this would allow publishers to identify which accounts need to be closed/secured

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More fun publisher surveillance:
Elsevier embeds a hash in the PDF metadata that is *unique for each time a PDF is downloaded*, this is a diff between metadata from two of the same paper. Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs.

Unfortunately hanging curtains like you debug code results in a lot of patching after the fact.

Is Science Built on the Shoulders of Women? A Study of Gender Differences in Contributorship | Macaluso et al (2016) | AAMC 

-Women were significantly more likely to be associated with performing experiments

-Differences in labor roles may explain disparities in the rates of scientific publication between men and (e.g., first and last )

-Disparities have implications for (...) the evaluation of scholars, and the conduct of .

Does anybody know a Fediverse instance dedicated to teachers? In I have found some, but maybe there is one dedicated to them only, without researchers on the mix ;)

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Low-till/no-till gardening 

Is anyone doing no-till gardening? I'm thinking about doing that for my veggies this year and I'm wondering how it has worked out for you. It seems like a lot more planning is required.

Boosts welcome.

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