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October 22nd, 2020

kakape Interesting thread on in Israel which is now exiting its 2nd lockdown. Many countries are likely to face similar scenario soon, so well worth looking at Israel‘s experience. We all want to avoid another lockdown but we need to think NOW about best way to implement one. twitter.com/segal_eran/sta…

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skyetetra import numpy as numberpython

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derwahremawa Funfact: »Vogelhochzeit« heißt auf Französisch Conjugation ornithologique à vie de rallalalâh

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LilithWittmann Wenn man in das neue -Dashboard schaut, könnte man denken: "OMG 315 von 575 Leistungen sind online verfügbar, Deutschland ist Digital 🥳".

Leider bedeutet das aber nur, das es einen Antragsgenerator für Formulare gibt … zum Ausdrucken … irgendwo.
twitter.com/MatthiasPunz/s…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:03 PM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

Dustinkcouch nasa employee: oh hey u guys are back early

astronaut: moon's haunted

nasa employee: what?

astronaut: *loading a pistol and getting back on the rocket-ship* moon's haunted

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:53 PM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

Chaosfux Das ist jetzt 3 Stunden her twitter.com/kochkunstrecoo…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:50 PM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

Wort des Tages: Halalität

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58% done with Shrill, by Lindy West: "I assumed that people could connect with me, the p... goodreads.com/user_status/sh…

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47% done with Shrill, by Lindy West: "I sometimes think of people's personalities as the... goodreads.com/user_status/sh…

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@hllizi Meinst du klagen vor Gericht oder verbal?

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nsaphra Someone preempts you but does it way better than your plan: motivating
Someone half-asses it and misses everything you thought was important: annoying

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derwahremawa Wer nannte es StreetFood Festival und nicht Frankfurter Bauchmesse

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Ricarda_Lang Stoppt das Abtreibungsverbot in Polen!

Dort will die rechte Regierung das längst nicht mehr unabhängige Verfassungsgericht nutzen, um Rechte von Frauen weiter auszuhöhlen. Um das zu verhindern brauchen wir internationalen Druck. So spread the message! pic.twitter.com/WOQ5dyoCO0

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adimit @anna_pryslopska The Mississippi Bookkeeping Committee

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yoavgo but is also does not work on any on the interesting questions I said we don't have answers for.

So, stuck between what we can do now (much more than 5 years ago, still very little), what we understand about our current tools (very very little) and where we want to be (very far).

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:35 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo This results in a potentially very "useful" course, but which feels very "empty" from an academic perspective, and also not really about "NLP" (in my view), because it really is reducing many things to sequence-processing. It works remarkably well --- which is good ---,

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:35 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo On the other hand, we can take the deep learning perspective, and:
2) teach embeddings, BERT, fine-tuning, squad, etc. This results in a set of techniques that work, but:
(a) we don't really know why
(b) they also fail a lot.
(c) and again we don't know how to improve.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:35 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo Start-of-semester thoughts:
Teaching NLP is quite depressing, and I don't know how to do it well. I am torn between the two perspectives:

1) Teach the interesting problems. Why language is interesting. Why language is hard. How is language structured. What should we look at.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:34 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo And for things which we do sort-of-ok on, like coreference, we don't really have a good solution, and also no real handle on how to improve things further. This feels stuck.
And for things like pragmatics, dialog... we really don't have anything. Not even proper training data.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:34 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo The problem here is that this will be mostly presenting a set of open questions, without good solutions to any of them. We suck at everything. And things we do quite well on, like say tagging and parsing, we don't really know what to do with these structures once we have them.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:33 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

VariantenGra Ein Aussagesatz besteht zumindest (so meint man) aus Subjekt und Prädikat. Doch in dem Satz "Wäre auch ein bisschen schwierig" fehlt das Subjekt. Offensichtlich ist dies am Satzanfang (im Vorfeld) möglich, nicht aber an anderer Stelle (vgl. *Ein bisschen schwierig wäre__auch). pic.twitter.com/OqvU03v2yy

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 10:16 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

LingMuelller This was a lot of work! I am very glad that it is out now. Thanks to everybody involved in translation, proofreading, commenting! Thank you! If you do not have time to read the English version, read the Chinese one. It is some hundred pages shorter due to Chinese characters. =:-) twitter.com/LangSciPress/s…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:23 AM, Oct 22nd, 2020 via Twitter for Android)

GabrielBerlin Warum heißt es Ereigniskarte und nicht Passierschein

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tesseralis me: I should get a mentee
them: oh, to like teach about the tech industry and career stuff?
me, thinking: "okay so this a snub disphenoid, a johnson polyhedron that can be considered a rectified square pyramid"
me: …right.

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