Created: Fri 2017-12-01
w49, fri, dec 8
- work on assignment 3. (this feels bad. i'm in low spirit and energy.)
- redid lab 8 using the online ud annotator.
- obl relation in UD is rather useful when a noun doesn't function as obj but locates at a weird position.
- wouldn't be able to hand in ass 3 in time. too bad. Let me try to get a VG for assignment 4. Starting by learn early.
- latex is a piece of work. why the hell is it still used?
w49, thu, dec 7
- watched video: how “left-arc, right-arc, remove, shift” work. this falls under “dependency parsing”
- learned “context free grammar” at school. the basic concept seemed easy to grasp.
- should've spent more time to meet the assignment deadline on friday. dreadful.
w49, wed, dec 6
- watched lecture video “constituency parsing” (continued from yesterday). Generally under delivered on today's goals.
- pcfg parsing is hard to grasp.
- explained why a piece of Python code didn't work to a classmate.
- practiced Swedish listening for a while. As a relax after all the abstract formulas and diagrams.
- found an online dictionary between swedish and turkish/persian; and an online dictionary between norweigian and Chinese. Could be useful for future reference.
- also simple Turkish text to read and learn (Only when you have time, dude!)
w49, tue, dec 5
- watched lecture video continuency parsing
- learned what a “context-independent grammar” is. Using “grammar” as if it's countable is weird.
- top-down parsing, bottom-up parsing
- It is only when I began learning about parsing and trees that I realized those abstract discrete math concepts are useful.
- To understand a 15-minute-long lecture, it takes a lot longer than that.
w49, mon, dec 4
- Took exam for Basic Swedish. It was dead easy.
- Watched dependency parsing. Totally lost. (Shit!)
- Did nothing special on Staturday. Went to a coffee event on Sunday. Basically, didn't really learn much.
w48: fri, dec 1
- took math exam in the morning. it was fun. solved (almost) every problem. didn't review central limit theorem, so skipped that one.
- searched NLP research papers for today's deadline (8 pm, again). first thought about detecting gender traits in language, then detecting fake news. the first is too unmanageable and the second is so inconclusive. then somehow came across a term called “named entity recognition”. at this stage, I find it manageable. found a survey that reviewed the study on this topic from 1990's to 2000's. then several other papers that expand on it. then it's settled. I'll try to read them in the following weeks.