Archive | April, 2013

#Encouragement: Gabriela Mistral’s ‘Teacher’s Prayer’ via Dr. Ikeda (#WorldPeace + #NaPoMo)

30 Apr

The Daily Encouragement:

"Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) of Chile, was well respected as a humanistic educator.

Indicative of the great spirit of compassion and caring with which she interacted with her students is her "Teacher’s Prayer":

"Let me be more mother than the mother herself in my love and defense of the child who is not flesh of my flesh.

Help me to make one of my children my most perfect poem and leave within him or her my most melodious melody from that day when my own lips no longer sing."

….With this same spirit, let us care for and nurture young people."

Daisaku Ikeda, PhD

@IkedaQuotes on Twitter – Google ‘SGI.Org’ for more

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The Daily Encouragement: On Aging, Agelessness – and Retirement… Quotable Series on #WorldPeace

27 Apr

April 27th’s "Daily Encouragement" reminds some of us as to how certain areas of our lives are better off staying as vibrant -if not more so – than when we actually started…

"Age is not an excuse for giving up.

If you allow yourself to grow passive and draw back, it’s a sign of personal defeat. There may be a retirement age at work, but there is no retirement age in life.

How then could there be any "going into retirement" in the world of faith?

The Buddhist Law is eternal, extending across the three existences of past, present and future, and one of the benefits of faith is perennial youth and eternal life."

Daisaku Ikeda, PhD

www.SGI.org

“The Daily Encouragement” for April 26th (Musings for #WorldPeace)

26 Apr

On Objectives:

"What matters is winning in the end; the wins and losses along the way are of secondary significance.

It’s final victory in life that counts and that is the reason for our Buddhist practice.

No matter how powerful or famous or privileged a person might be, Nichiren Daishonin says, from a Buddhist point of view it is all nothing more than a dream, an illusory pleasure; true happiness can only be attained by revealing the state of Buddhahood within our own life."

Daisaku Ikeda, PhD

www.SGI.Org

Corpus, Corpuscles, Nuggets and Kernels: #ThoughtTracing? or the #Accruals of Analytics? (#Discrete #Math Class)

21 Apr

So we have a write a paper – I start ‘nominating-through-research’…

“… Took a few mins at the Library (Well, mostly the #Gooracle), again, just in case we all end up ‘voting’ for this topic…


  • Computational linguistics, such as information extraction, corpus analysis, and so on

Meaning

  • Logic and set theory
  • Enumeration
  • Algorithmic concepts
  • Relations and functions
  •  Graph theory
  • Trees
  • Boolean Algebra

We get to pick a couple – NOT all from above, as they interpolate/intersect/buttress the main topic/headline


So someone actually sells these?

Our insatiable thirst for figuring stuff out?

Our insatiable thirst for figuring stuff out?

Corpus Analysis

One of the key areas of research in how computers can facilitate language learning is the field of corpus linguistics. Simply put, corpus linguistics is the study of language as expressed in samples (corpora) of “real world” texts.

In order to conduct a study of language (or develop a product) which is corpus-based, it is necessary to either gain access to, or develop a corpus of language, and then analyze the corpus using dedicated analysis tools such as concordancing programs. A corpus consists of a databank of natural texts, compiled from writing and/or a transcription of recorded speech. A concordancer is a software program which analyzes corpora and ranks or lists the results, letting us know which vocabulary words and phrases are most frequent (and thus most important to study). The main focus of corpus linguistics is to discover patterns of authentic language use through analysis of actual usage.

Many of our products and services are based on the careful development and analysis of focused-corpora, and depending on your specific needs, we can quickly create, analyze and provide output from corpora for a wide range of purposes.

For example, the popular NHK TV show “Eigo Shaberenaito” recently hired us to develop a list of essential English vocabulary words needed to be successful in business. Within less than 2 months, we were able to create a corpus of over 100 million words of current written and spoken business English, whose analysis yielded a list of 1000 high frequency business English words that are now being taught on their TV show and accompanying online and physical textbooks.

Retrieved from: http://www.charlie-browne.com/services/corpus-analysis/


Twitter?…

(as folks, yet again, companies like the one I service/support, they have placed a TON of resources on updating their Groupware offerings…)


“4. Corpus analysis

First, we checked the distribution of words frequencies in the corpus. A plot of word frequencies is presented in Figure 1. As we can see from the plot, the distribution of word frequencies follows Zipf’s law, which confirms a proper characteristic of the collected corpus.

Next, we used TreeTagger (Schmid, 1994) for English to tag all the posts in the corpus. We are interested in a difference of tags distributions between sets of texts (positive, negative, neutral).

To perform a pairwise comparison of tags distributions, we calculated the following value for each tag and two sets (i.e. positive and negative posts)…”

(And that’s where the need to peek at URL is a must…?)

Retrieved from: http://deepthoughtinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Twitter-as-a-Corpus-for-Sentiment-Analysis-and-Opinion-Mining.pdf


Anyway, I have an hour before this Coffeehouse shuts down… so I hope above helps with the ‘platform’ – and nomination process?Go, #Corpus, GOOOO!”

So that’s one of my school entries – again, enthused by the possibilities! – and realities of a market that continues to elevate a lot of us?

Bending reality? or how reality manages to bend US? #Mathematics #Discrete Math Class

20 Apr

So I’m doing actual research at the actual library… and I found THIS!

Mathematics and Reality : Mathematics and Reality Oxford Scholarship Online.

Bending reality? or how reality manages to bend US? #Mathematics

Bending reality? or how reality manages to bend US? #Mathematics

Mathematics and Reality

Mary Leng

Abstract

This book offers a defence of mathematical fictionalism, according to which we have no reason to believe that there are any mathematical objects.

Perhaps the most pressing challenge to mathematical fictionalism is the indispensability argument for the truth of our mathematical theories (and therefore for the existence of the mathematical objects posited by those theories).

According to this argument, if we have reason to believe anything, we have reason to believe that the claims of our best empirical theories are (at least approximately) true.

But since claims whose truth would require the existence of mathematical objects are indispensable in formulating our best empirical theories, it follows that we have good reason to believe in the mathematical objects posited by those mathematical theories used in empirical science, and therefore to believe that the mathematical theories utilized in empirical science are true.

Previous responses to the indispensability argument have focused on arguing that mathematical assumptions can be dispensed with in formulating our empirical theories.

This book, by contrast, offers an account of the role of mathematics in empirical science according to which the successful use of mathematics in formulating our empirical theories need not rely on the truth of the mathematics utilized.

Neat!

Keywords: mathematics, philosophy, realism, fictionalism, naturalism, indispensability, science, ontology, objects, truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.001.0001

The Daily Encouragement sez something about balancing both Wisdom and Compassion… #WorldPeace

20 Apr

(As I clipboard across platforms…)

I wanted to share today’s Daily Encouragement with you… something about balancing virtues/abilities/aptitudes and traits…

"To possess both wisdom and compassion is the heart of our human revolution.

If you have wisdom alone and lack compassion, it will be a cold, perverse wisdom.

If you have compassion alone and lack wisdom, you cannot give happiness to others… You are even likely to lead them in the wrong direction, and you won’t be able to achieve your own happiness."

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda

From the RSS Feed of the "Yellow Book of Guidance"
Filed on Twitter as:

@Kankuchito The Daily Encouragement sez something about balancing both Wisdom and Compassion… #WorldPeace

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“True Heroes of History” – #WorldPeace #Affirmation by Daisaku Ikeda, PhD – #DailyEncouragement’s #RSS

19 Apr

The Daily Encouragement:

"At a crucial moment it is the strength and courage of ordinary people who have no name or position in society that save the day.

The famous, the well-connected, almost always have too much to lose, and they abandon the cause in order to protect themselves."

Daisaku Ikeda, PhD

http://www.DaisakuIkeda.Org

Tweeted/Filed:

"True Heroes of History" – #WorldPeace #Affirmation by Daisaku Ikeda, PhD – #DailyEncouragement’s #RSS

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