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Bill MacCartney
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a natural language processor
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Congratulations to +Max Ventilla and the rest of my friends at AltSchool.  This is kind of a big deal.

NLP friends: good survey paper for question answering (QA)?

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Nerds: your market value is very, very high.  "Some programmers are even being wooed for their celebrity potential by talent-management agencies that also represent musicians or sports stars. Look out for the rise of the geek entourage."

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Great article on the challenges of developing and maintaining big machine learning systems, especially over long time scales and within large organizations.  Over the last few years, I've grappled with many of these issues in my own work.

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Colbert complained that Google got his height wrong, and threatened to sue.  So we fixed it.  Go ahead, ask your phone.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/stephen-colbert-threatens-sue-google-741282
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I'm going to be speaking at the inaugural meeting of the ACM SIGAI (Artificial Intelligence) Bay Area Chapter on Wednesday evening.  My talk will survey recent progress in NLU, including relation extraction, semantic parsing, vector-space models of meaning, and sentiment analysis.  Should be fun!

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I suffer from chronic kairosclerosis, but never knew what to call it.

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Is everyone going to learn English, or is machine translation going to make that unnecessary?

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I grew something.
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