Will Book Publishers Ever Start Fact-checking? Another spring book season has come to pass, and with it another set of factual mini-scandals. Earlier this month, the New York Post found major inaccuracies in Primates of Park Avenue, Wednesday Martin’s “study” of Upper East Siders and their wife bonuses, prompting Simon & Schuster to slap a quick disclaimer onto its best-seller. A Salon.com writer found that a key statistic in David Brooks’s The Road to Character was badly mangled and wrongly sourced.
The Slipnet - a dynamic semantic network The Slipnet - a dynamic semantic network The Slipnet could be envisaged as our long-term memory. It is a network of concepts (nodes) connected by conceptual relations (links). However, these nodes carry an ever changing activation, like a electrical tension reflecting the esteem the program currently has toward the relevance of the concept. When the program deems the concept is relevant (when there is an instance of this concept in the given problem), it supplies its node with a jolt of activation. Information Policy for the Library of Babel The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. —Jorge Luis Borges Borges’s 1941 short story The Library of Babel describes an unbelievably large library containing all possible books. Within the the “total” and “endless” reaches of the Library,”[t]here [is] no personal problem, no world problem, whose eloquent solution [does] not exist—somewhere …” but also “[f]or every rational line or forthright statement there are leagues of senseless cacophony, verbal nonsense, and incoherency.” As Borges describes it, the Library is the greatest imaginable source of information: it contains “The Vindications—books of apologiae and prophecies that would vindicate for all time the actions of every person in the universe and that held wondrous arcana for men’s futures.” Part I: The Library
The Monk Effect: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney - ALUX Many great entrepreneurs have had a moment when they have lost everything. Monks create this situation intentionally through “Vairagya” when they give up all money and possessions. Many entrepreneurs end up in the same situation unintentionally. Elon Musk lost $180M and was in debt in 2008. Seven years later, he’s worth $13 billion, but he’d be ready to risk it all again. Can Reading Make You Happier? Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of being given a reading “prescription.” I’ve generally preferred to mimic Virginia Woolf’s passionate commitment to serendipity in my personal reading discoveries, delighting not only in the books themselves but in the randomly meaningful nature of how I came upon them (on the bus after a breakup, in a backpackers’ hostel in Damascus, or in the dark library stacks at graduate school, while browsing instead of studying). But the session was a gift, and I found myself unexpectedly enjoying the initial questionnaire about my reading habits that the bibliotherapist, Ella Berthoud, sent me. Bibliotherapy is a very broad term for the ancient practice of encouraging reading for therapeutic effect.
OpenSubtitles A collection of documents from If you use the OpenSubtitle corpus, please, add a link to to your website and to your reports and publications produced with the data! I got the data under this condition! 30 languages, 361 bitextstotal number of files: 20,400total number of tokens: 149.44Mtotal number of sentence fragments: 22.27M Please cite the following article if you use any part of the corpus in your own work: Jörg Tiedemann, 2009, News from OPUS - A Collection of Multilingual Parallel Corpora with Tools and Interfaces. In N. Nicolov and K.
Universal library This article discusses universal libraries in general. For the project at Carnegie-Mellon, see Million Book Project. A universal library is a library with universal collections. This may be expressed in terms of it containing all existing information, useful information, all books, all works (regardless of format) or even all possible works. This ideal, although unrealizable, has influenced and continues to influence librarians and others and be a goal which is aspired to. Universal libraries are often assumed to have a complete set of useful features (such as finding aids, translation tools, alternative formats, etc.).
Intro to HTML You may not know this, but your computer doesn't actually know English, and it doesn't actually know the alphabet. Each letter that you type is represented by a string of 1s and 0s. People came up with ways to tell the computer "Here, this is the letter I'm typing. The Art of the Essay No. 1, E. B. White In the issue of The New Yorker dated two weeks after E. B. White died, his stepson, Roger Angell, wrote the following in the magazine’s “Talk of the Town” section: Linguistic Data Consortium Chinese Discussion Forums: BOLT Chinese Discussion Forums: developed by LDC, 1,597,500 discussion forum threads in Chinese harvested from the Internet, in HTML and XML formats New Arabic Treebank release: Arabic Treebank – Weblog: developed by LDC, Arabic weblog data with part-of-speech, morphology, gloss and syntactic tree annotation, including 243,117 source tokens before clitics were split and 308,996 tree tokens after clitics were split. English and Spanish Blogs: NewSoMe Corpus of Opinion in Blogs: compiled at Barcelona Media, 108 English documents and 191 Spanish documents consisting of blogs annotated manually for opinion including topic, segment, cue, subjectivity, polarity and intensity.
The Library of Babel The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...The Anatomy of Melancholy, part 2, sect. The Trillion Internet Observations Showing How Global Sleep Patterns Are Changing In 1995, some 40 million people all over the world were connected to the Internet. By 2000 that had grown to around 400 million, and by 2016 it reached 3.5 billion. That means almost half the global population is connected to a single technology. That’s an extraordinary statistic and one that raises an interesting possibility.