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%

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: The redevelopment of metalcon is going on and so far I have been very concerned about performance and webscale. Due to the progress of Martin on his bachlor thesis we did a code review of the code to calculate Generalized Language Models with Kneser Ney Smoothing. Even though his [...]

Continue reading about My ranked list of priorities for Backend Web Programming: Scalability > Maintainable code > performance

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

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Almost 2 months ago I talked in our oberseminar about Typology. Update: Download slides Most readers of my blog will already know the project which was initially implemented by my students Till and Paul. I am just about to share some slides with you. They explain on one hand [...]

Continue reading about Typology Oberseminar talk and Speed up of retrieval by a factor of 1000

René Pickhardt on June 13th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Current readers of my blog know about typology. The project which makes predictions of what you will type in next on your smartphone. This is of course pretty similar to Swiftkey. Amazing to see how xkcd took swiftkey as a topic for the current comic. More amazing is that [...]

Continue reading about Swiftkey XKCD comic: Sorry this has not happened before…

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.

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Two days ago I arrived in Erfurt in order to visit the federal competition young scientists (Jugend Forscht). I reported about the project typology by Till Speicher and Paul Wagner which I supervised over the last half year and which already won many awards. Saturday night they have already [...]

Continue reading about Typology using neo4j wins 2 awards at the German federal competition young scientists.

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 6 months of hard coding and supervising by me are over and end with a huge success! After analyzing 80 GB of Google ngrams data Paul and Till put them to a neo4j graph data base in order to make predictions for fast scentence completion. Today was the award [...]

Continue reading about Paul Wagner and Till Speicher won State Competition “Jugend Forscht Hessen” and best Project award using neo4j


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