Whee today was really eventful…
So the morning was really unproductive. I spent it tinkering with my basic text parser to parse the samples into individual “training” files with the correct annotations, and failing miserably. Tinkered with MinorThird stuff and failed at understanding it. Also wrote a huge introspective LJ entry that made me feel a lot better about myself (again)… amazing how writing can help you deal with things, even if it’s not stuff anyone will ever (or will ever have the chance to) read.
Had lunch with Pooja again, and got delicious cookies. Then came back to campus to meet with Quinten (the research programmer)… in about 2 hours, I clarified the problem for him (he was misunderstanding the inputs and such), and we came up with a plan for me to tackle the task… so now I know what I’m doing Monday (and, if I feel motivated enough, this weekend). He’s amazing.
Plan of attack:
Write a pre-processor to do initial tagging of inputs (training data included) and manually annotate training data and write a Mixup program to tag numbers. Use this to extract numbers and given units. Also use it to train classifiers for the conversion type and the given column. Save said classifiers and build a parser that utilizes them when given new unlabelled input. Get MinorThird’s GUI running on my computer at work so all this is possible.
So yeah, I’m feeling a lot better about work… and life in general is still amazing and happy.
I knew I could do it :)
It’s weird… there are people all around me in relationships and hooking up (even in our small group of interns)… and for once, I’m not jealous. I don’t feel left out. It’s a good feeling.
I am missing a certain someone though… a lot… but that’s okay.
Also, I am covered in mosquito bites right now, but it was so worth it. A bunch of KGB peoples went to Frick park (funny… I work in the Frick building downtown), and we had a huge campfire complete with marshmallows, bad stories, and friends. I have pictars up in photos…
Went to Eat n’ Park with bohanlon afterward too. Wheee.
My iTunes library has had its biggest infusion of new music in a while. Between the $25 of music from the gift card, and the Cascada CD I ripped from Ally today, there’s over 40 new songs in my library, which is now at 1648 songs. Yay music!
I’ve been experimenting a lot with my artistic shots lately…
I like this a lot better than the full-color one…
Ditto with this one (original)
Dunno… it draws your attention more to the relevant parts, and I really like the contrast.
Hmmm… in this one, I think it hurts the overall image more than it helps (original here)… dunno… you just lose the warmth of the fire when you don’t see its light on the other people…
Life is good :)