Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: After 2 years of hard work I can finally proudly present the core of my PhD thesis. Starting from Till Speicher and Paul Georg Wagner implementing one of my ideas for next work prediction as an award winning project for the Young Scientists competition and several iterations over this [...]

Continue reading about How Generalized Language Models outperform Modified Kneser Ney Smoothing by a Perplexity drop of up to 25%

René Pickhardt on March 26th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In July 2012 we taught a course for the German National Summer School for high school students. The course consisted of 50 hours over 14 days. Due to some specific settings of the Summer School we had to make a few adjustments to the format of our curriculum and [...]

Continue reading about Teaching Web Science (web architecture and Web ethics) to students

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As I said yesterday I have been busy over the last months producing content so here you go. For related work we are most likely to use neo4j as core data base. This makes sense since we are basically building some kind of a social network. Most queries that [...]

Continue reading about Get the full neo4j power by using the Core Java API for traversing your Graph data base instead of Cypher Query Language

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Being strong pro on the topic of open access I always try to publish all my work on my blog but sometimes I am busy or I forget to update so today I took the time to look at all my old drafts and the stuff that hasn’t been [...]

Continue reading about Open access and data from my research. Old resources for various topics finally online.

René Pickhardt on November 2nd, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: So the culture is different from Western culture we all know that! I am certainly not an expert on China but after living in China for almost 2 years knowing some language and working in a chinese company seeing presentations every week and also visiting over 30 western and [...]

Continue reading about How to do a presentation in China? Some of my experiences

René Pickhardt on September 20th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Hey everyone, longtime no see! Well yeah the summer time usually means vaccation and traveling and so on. But I also have been busy creating some cool content and visiting some conference! So first of all together with my friend Leon Kastler I have established our new WeST Blog. [...]

Continue reading about Report of Socialcom2012 online in our new WeST blog

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: During my vaccation a lot of stuff has been happened and it was just for today that I came along the following article and discussion: Yes you read correctly the royal society wants to create open access to all publications financed by the British government. What a big [...]

Continue reading about Big step towards open access by Great Britain and a comment from Neelie Kroes

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: My graph index graphity was – as mentioned in another blogpost – accepted at socialcom 2012. After I explained how it works and sharted the source code I now want to share some information about the history of submissions, reviews, quality of reviews, taken actions and so on. So [...]

Continue reading about Submission history of my first academic research paper (graphity at socialcom 2012)

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Due to the interesting results we found by creating Typology I am currently reading the related work about query prediction and auto completion of scentences. There is quite some interesting academic work available in this area of information retrieval. While reading these papers I realized that I am not [...]

Continue reading about Foundations of statistical natural language processing Review of chapter 1

René Pickhardt on May 22nd, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday I shared the good news about Till and Paul who have been awarded one of the top 5 projects at the German federal competition Young scientists. Today the good news continues. Together with more than 1000 competitors they did also submit the project to the Google Science Fair. [...]

Continue reading about Neo4j based Typology also awarded top 90 at Google Science fair.


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