Leaving Academia

Posted on Fr 27 Januar 2023 in misc

This has been on my phone(!) far too long, so I might as well post it.

Before talking about why I left academia and how I feel about the transition, let me first talk about how I entered & worked in academia.

University was the first time I felt like I …

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We need to talk about significance tests

Posted on Do 24 Oktober 2019 in misc • Tagged with nlp

At ACL 2019, We Need to Talk about Standard Splits by Kyle Gorman and Steven Bedrick was gilded as one of five outstanding papers. The authors perform a replication study on PoS taggers to evaluate whether the reported accuracies can be reproduced and whether those accuracies hinge on using the …

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Some tips on writing software for research

Posted on Mi 17 Juli 2019 in misc • Tagged with programming, nlp

These are my notes for a presentation in our group at Saarland University. The presentation was mainly about software written as part of experiments in NLP, but most of the tips do not focus on NLP but rather on writing code for reproducible experiments that involve processing data sets. This …

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Why we chose XML for the SWC annotations

Posted on Mi 29 November 2017 in misc • Tagged with corpora

I was asked why we use XML instead of json for the Spoken Wikipedia Corpora:

As mentioned, we actually started with json. The first version of …

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GPS track visualization for videos

Posted on Mo 03 Oktober 2016 in misc

We recently went for a ride at the very nice Alsterquellgebiet just north of Hamburg. We had a camera mounted and from time to time, I shot a short video.

Back home I wanted to visualize where we were for each video to make a short clip using kdenlive. The …

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