Saturday, April 29, 2006

Feature & tooth extraction

Feature extraction, tooth extraction, feature selection, constructive induction, feature extraction, feature transformation, feature discovery. Ai minha cabeça.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Vinde a mim

"Vinde a mim, todos os que estais cansados e oprimidos, e eu vos aliviarei.
Tomai sobre vós o meu jugo, e aprendei de mim, que sou manso e humilde de coração; e encontrareis descanso para as vossas almas. Porque o meu jugo é suave e o meu fardo é leve."

Friday, April 14, 2006

How was your weekend?

- How was your weekend?
- Oh it was great. We had a barbecue, we went to the cinema, we saw some friends, blah blah blah. What about you?
- Oh it was great. I studied Friday until 3 in the morning. Then I studied the whole day Saturday until 3 in the morning. Then I went to Church Sunday morning. Then I studied the rest of Sunday until 6 in the morning when I went to sleep. Then my daughter woke me up with a duck whistle at 8 AM having slept 2 hours I went to work at 9 to begin fresh a week in an exciting and challenging working environment where they value me very much and make very good use of my skills and knowledge.

Research community II

The 'research community' definitely is out of touch with the world. First, I've never seen any other activity where individuals work in so much isolation and lack of cooperation. Nobody seems to have any interest in each other's work, or collaborate in any way. Then, they are so interested in their own research that they disregard their end result. Like a comment I had in one of my rejected papers that said that it would provide good understanding of the problem domain but the performance with other publications couldn't be compared (of course, because it's was an innovative publication). The means become the end. I'm really looking forward to finishing this thing.