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Adversity? #Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

19 Sep

#Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

Relevant Excerpt:

“…

Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he’d walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, “Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?” And he said, “I don’t really have any friends.” But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, “So what are you going to do now?” And he answered, “Make friends.” And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.

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Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn’t define me | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

Me? Pondering this illustration.

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#Whitman – “One Hour to Madness and Joy” from ‘Leaves of Grass’ (… to a parade nearby, this Audio Post or #Podcast ended up being about…)

11 Jul

So we get the study magazine and it features Whitman and that makes us dust off the copy of Leaves of Grass we have been trying to read…. we randomly chose a poet with “Madness” in the title… and then the local High School Marching Band (yeah, as in fife & drums!) is literally displaying the word on their uniforms, emblazoned across?… too many ‘winks’ of #Synchronicity, not to smile about…

And a grid of the parade…

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Watch “Pink Floyd – The Thin Ice – Live, 1980” on YouTube

19 Feb

Why watch?

That awkward moment, laden with epiphanies, about lyrics often sung – yet not fully understood…

“When you go skating
on the thin ice
of my life
draggin’ behind you
the silent reproach
of a million sleepless nights

Don’t be surprised
when a crack in the ice
appears under your feet

you slip out… with your fears… flowing out behind you… as you call out for

t-h-i-n.  i-c-e!

(with apologies to the purists in the audience)

I mean, what with #Rex and #Pax and about four other layers now disabling me from safely leaving the house???

“Mother, do you think they’ll run the plow…. mother do you think I’ll break my balls… bones!”

😀

“… Mother? should I build a wall???”

#TDE – Oceans within….

5 Feb

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Timely as always…

#TDE via #IkedaQuotes

(guess #WinterQuinto wasn’t done yet, what with mentions of #PolarVortex abounding?) – #Screenblogging

16 Jul

Yup – Historic, this “Late Spring/Early Summer” patterns – pray the crops don’t mind it, puddles all over yesterday, and so much deadly, freakish #weather all over the screen yesterday… (guess #WinterQuinto wasn’t done yet, what with mentions of #PolarVortex abounding?) – #Screenblogging courtesy of @Wunderground Android App – my data/p.o.v, their app)

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http://pinterest.com/pin/555983516471303934/?utm_source=android_share

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One thousand seven hundred and seventy seven … @Instagram Chronicles featuring @WordPressDotCom #Blog

11 May

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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?