Tuesday, October 04, 2005

SVMlight and research community

This SVM-Light implementation for Support Vector Machines is complicated. First, the kernel function again expects a codomain in the real field. I wish that was generalized to commutative rings, like integers.
And the "research community" is a strange thing. They seem to be isolated in their own world. I remember asking for simple help and collaboration from more than one 'researcher', and got no reply. I asked the University of Ottawa for funding to travel to a conference, and it wasn't granted to non-full-time students. As if part-time students had money to go to conferences. I see these papers that talk, talk and don't mean much. I really wonder where are the so-called research grants.

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