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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.

Just got told by my lead instructor that my observed class was excellent :D She said it was a vast improvement over the first class she observed last semester!

Day: made

boost if you give goths permission to pose and take photos on your grave after you die

I want to revive something Teju Cole used to do on birbsite: everyone post photos of whatever's blooming around you, tagged with #florespondence and where you are. Please boost and take part. Making it a reply to me is optional but I'll always enjoy florespondence from all over. Here are the #Seattle daffodils that prompted me to get things started.

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*talks with his Dad about working with code*

Dad: I'm still not really sure what you mean by code ... like I don't even know what it looks like.

Me: oh, uh, okay I'll show you

*shows and explains to him basic variable assignment and an IF statement*

Dad: oh, it's just programming?

Me: huh?

Dad: I did that kind of stuff [back in the day] with BASIC

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I've been dealing a lot with NFS recently, and the conclusion so far is to avoid it at all cost.

using Revise.jl is essential in julia. I can't believe I haven't been using it all this time.


Thank you for news :)

But as far as I can tell it doesn't have self-hosting yet?

They hope to offer it in the future:

" official community project has launched with the goal of ... self-hosting."

but it's not here yet :(

The project link confirms that it's not finished yet:

@adrianomaini Hi welcome!

If you're new here, be sure to read our Community Standards:

The rules are different here from other instances, and it's not everyone's cup of tea

But if you read that and think "yes I'm in the right place!" then pull up a chair and make yourself at home :)

Mid semester evaluations were very positive and I think my observation last friday went really well. I think i'm definitely better at this the second time around.

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