1. estotz

    Exploring Gender through the Language of Twitter

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    Emma Stotz

    Ling 491

    Zacharski

    Spring 2013

     

    Exploring Gender through the Language of Twitter

     

    Introduction

    With the age of communication upon us, there are a wide variety of forms of communication: text messaging, twitter, blogs, Facebook, reddit, YouTube, Skype, and the like.  Online social media sites allow for informal …

  2. ksimonpi

    Loving Alzheimer’s

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    Alzheimer’s disease is defined by the Alzheimer’s Foundation fo America (AFA) as “a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.”(http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/definition.html) My Grandmother has Alzheimer’s. She is 86 years old and has been suffering from …

  3. estotz

    Outline for Final Project

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    So, this is just me brainstorming, but I am pretty sure I have a solid idea for what I want to do for my final project:

    This semester, I am in a linguistics course (other than this one), Langauge and Gender, and this idea for research came from this class. …

  4. estotz

    Robots + Language (con’t)

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    Classification (into Semantic Categories)

    Say we have a bunch of sequences of phrases and we want to put them into a different categories (i.e. dictionaries, artists, plants, etc), how could one go about doing this? One approach is to memorize common parts of the phrases (i.e. if the category is …

  5. estotz

    How to Teach Language to Robots

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    Summary of Videos from Intro to AI (first half)

    There have been 2 main types of language models:

    1. Probabilistic model:

    deals with the surface words, and sometimes letters
     – (letter models are good when we are going to be dealing with sequences of unique words) actual data of what…
  6. estotz

    Introduction to Statistical Natural Language Processing (NLP)

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    Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing (Ch. 1) – Manning/Schutze

    Findings

    One of the big questions that Manning and Schutze pose in their first chapter is: ‘how do human’s use language?’  The answer to this question is not simple, and requires a deep, theoretical exploration of linguistics.  Linguists lay claim …

  7. crystalrose0784

    Lemme Sum-Up :)

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    What a ride!!  Let me tell you all about it!

    No, it’s too much, lemme sum-up.   (You knew I had to get one more Princess Bride reference in there)

    Final Project

    I had a lot of fun making this project.  I still think the quality of work I produce …

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