Find this bit hard to believe
It says " it is number one in the statistical domain,"
I'm surprised R doesn't fulfill this role.
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I once advised a Professor that rather than staying with his very old Sparc box running Solaris under x86 was a better idea.
He bought a new machine and was not very happy as he said it was far slower than his old machine.
I said I couldn't see why but he was the respected professor of computer science.
A couple of days later he admitted there was an infinite loop in his Prolog code and once this was sorted it really was very fast.
Corpus Linguists tend to work in statistics rather than absolute rules and judgements.
So although they would say x is a delexicalised adjective it would often be governed by something like "97% of the times in 2000 occurrences based on a corpus of size 5000000 tokens taken from the specific domain of texts of legal representations in the USA"
Corpus linguistics is based on actual usage rather than abstract rules.
Domain of the corpus is core to this idea, the classic case is the difference in the use of adjectives to describe legal and non-legal drugs.
Perhaps you might want to look at what is actually in GCSE OCR Computer Science
I've got in front of me "The Revision Guide" and "Exam Practice Workbook" for my daughter who is taking it this year and it's not just about coding.
Sections on Components, Networks, Issues, Algorithms, Programming, Design Testing and IDEs and finally Data Representation.
One questions asks about 4 conditions from the Creative Commons license. FFS!
If you think the problem is schools IT kit think about Edsger Dijkstra and his "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" (okay I know it may not have been his quote) but you get the idea.
Over the last couple of weeks I've been visiting schools in Tameside (by son is going to senior school next year). He is keen on computers so visited the ICT departments and most talked about Scratch and python.
All except one which said they use Small Basic. Didn't think much of it until I saw this so it is being used somewhere. Not saying it's good of bad but looking at the GCSE Computer Science syllabus the actual language they learn to program in is fairly irrelevant.
Example question Identify three benefits of using layers when working with network protocols :-)
On page 6 of the paper I put a link to it talks about this.
If you have a series of matched translations and the Russian ones generally have fewer words than the English ones which contains "is" the model "realises" in the Russian copular is implied and so deasl with it.
The same goes for definite and indefinite articles.
I fail to see this is any advance in Kevin Knight's paper from 1999
With enough training data you get a better idea of what word follows another or group of others.
The fun comes with languages with relatively free word order i.e. where subject and objects carry case markers rather than by their position e.g. ones with lots of morphology.
Reading the report one of the problems was the mailing lists of Sys Admins was out of date so when they e-mailed people to warn them of the vulnerability not everyone got it. I thought if you looked after something part of the job was to keep any eye out for announcements for said systems and if necessary pass that information upwards. I understand you cannot go patching stuff as and when you feel like it but at least try and keep them safe! Oh what do I know?
Short answer the way they are written, Hindi in an "Indian" script, Urdu in a "Perso-Arabic" script.
Long contentious argument Hindi is spoken by Indians, Urdu by Pakistanis so they must be totally different. Think Kurdish v Turkish where both sides have nuclear weapons hence icon.
Interestingly all the languages mentioned are classed as Indo-European so theoretically from similar roots.
Here in the North West it is called a County Card.
Train Bus and limited trams all included.
The only problem is it isn't in anyway "smart" and so whenever there is an automated barrier I have to find someone to let me through as there is no bar/QR code on it!
Anyone who goes into Manchester Piccadilly will testify this can be fun.
Couldn't agree more with your solution.
Just had to scan a SCSI disk from a Scanning Electron Microscope whose controlling PC was running Windows 2000. Even better when the machine has PS2 connectors for keyboard and mouse.
As soon as the PC goes so does the microscope!
Once again we get the "oh that sounds too complicated" comment when we ask to do it and the using DVD burners has it's whole range of issues. :-)
It's quite hard to do damage in a situation like this by just changing the vessels direction. The only way I could see to close the canal for more than a very short period of time would be to scuttle it in a way it was hard to refloat and that's quite hard. You would have to rip out a large section and as the Suez canal isn't hard lined, well it wasn't the last tome I went through it. You really need to look at taking out the locks on something to create long term damage. So if you see a vessel called HMS Campbeltown that's the time to worry!
In the increasingly commercial world of IT provision at Universities I can see people saying no thanks.
Rackspace and power costs both running and cooling have to be recouped somehow. The people who can pay for this stuff in Universities tend to be those running Engineering (CFD and structural analysis) and Life Sciences (sequencing data). They are the ones who get big grants which need big iron to do their work. This looks "blues skies" rather than "must have" stuff hence them "giving it away". I understand Edinburgh as it's a computing research centre but as part of a general HPC system for non Comp-Sci groups not sure how useful it would be. YMMV!
Got a phone call from a user saying the monitor had started developing strange colours at the edges. The cluster had CRTs and they were getting on so I said guess it is failing and if they had a problem just move to another and we would replace it. Then they volunteered that it was making a crackling noise. My response was to just move away to another and I'd pop up to the top floor where it was. Then I get that bit where the user thinks they can diagnose the cause of the problem. Could it be the water dripping from the ceiling onto the monitor causing the problem? I possibly swore, I cannot remember, something like please just get the F* out of there and touch nothing. Safe to say a flat roof in Manchester was never a good idea.
The building is quite famous see http://www.the-modernist.org/shop/renold-badge
The problem often is there isn't a parallel test system on which you can deploy patches.
If your kit costs tens of thousands (if not much much more) and is in use 24/7 asking "can you buy us a complete parallel system to test" is something you are going to have trouble getting past finance.
Many years ago (1979) I was doing O-Level seamanship with a view to joining the Merchant Navy.
Just before the exam there was an incident where a ship was in trouble with no power.
Semaphore was brought back onto the curriculum as a means of communicating without electricity.
Luckily never needed it in the four years I worked for BP but it seemed an eminently sensible decision.
Great, you are on the end of a phone, trying to start your career, fixing something seriously fubar-ed and probably have never even seen the place or met the people your supposed to help. If that isn't going to put you off a life in IT I don't know what is?
You can always find something in a blog which agrees with what you want to hear.
Give me the raw data and I'll work it out for myself.
Just saying it said in the 1960s they said a bottle of wine a day is obviously the way to go. Suppose you can find articles from then saying smoking is not a danger to anyone and you don't need to worry about asbestos.
I'm sticking to beer!
The bit about adding 15% storage per annum is interesting as working at a Russell group University I see storage requirements/requests growing at a far greater rate.
For example as soon as you want to do full genomic comparisons of large groups or SPIM
(Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy) storage requests go through the roof.
As you say it's a very complex subject and IMHO one in which the sys admin should not ordinarily be involved in. We implement and in some cases advise but it's really a policy issue for the security team if you have one.
Still in my experience getting change on something which is perceived as a possible threat compared to something which is actually happening is damn impossible.
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