Productivity isn't by Vivek Halder
After couple of days of snow shoveling. Finally back to business
Employees leave Manager Not Companies Well said.
Caffeine Jitters As a programmer, I found drinking any caffeinated drinks anti-productive. In the short-term, coke, coffee or power drinks gave you a kick. In long term, they are debilitating and cause you feel tired.
I think Dave is the guy who taught me to drink tea at CMU, I haven't changed this habit since.
Reading James Altucher's "I Was Blind But Now I See", he made a controversial point: don't send kids into college. Before you throw stuffs, his point is sophisticated. You would think you could refute him by saying "What about profession such as lawyer and doctor?" But then Altucher counters that to be a professional, you just need to read the right book and ask the right question to the right people. It is difficult to refute : say if you want to learn programming, taking a university course and getting credits don't really help that much. Working on an open source project or an internship does. On speech recognition, classes may be useful but at the end of the day, reading papers, or generally talking with experts in the field is the real help.
It caught my eyes and made me think......
Miraculously, I still have some momentum for this blog and I have kept on the daily posting schedule.
Here is a write up for this month: Feel free to look at this post on how I plan to write this blog:
Sphinx' Tutorials and Commentaries
Part I describes the high-level layout, Part II and describe half the state network was built.
Here is the Bloomberg's piece. Sounds like it's a real case closed.
Of course, we are all still feeling the consequences.
I am aware of Amazon's involvement in ASR. Though it's a question on the domain.
I simply hope Dr. Baker has a closure on the whole thing. In fact, when you think about it, the whole L&H fallout is the reason why the ASR industry has a virtual monopoly now. So if you are interested in ASR, you should be concerned.
While I was writing the next article on bw, I found myself forget the meaning of different type of subword units (i.e phones, biphones, diphones, triphones and such). So I decide to write a little note.
On this kind of topics, someone would likely to come up and say "X always mean Y bla bla bla etc and so on." My view (and hope) is that the wording of a certain should reflect what it means. So when I hear a term and can come up with multiple definition in your head, I would say the naming convention is a little bit broken.
Phones vs Phonemes
Linguist distinguish between phoneme and phone The former usually means a kind of abstract categorization of a sound, whereas the latter usually mean the actual realization of a sound.
In a decoder though, what you see most is the term phone.
Biphones vs Diphones
"Quadphones" and Other possible confusions in terminology.
Tools of the Trade : Mainly an iOS article but it has many tools on maintaining contacts, task lists and requests.
C11 : I have no idea C99 tried to implement variable length array. It's certainly not very successful in the past 10 years..... Another great book to check out is Ning's C book.
How to make iPhone App that actually sells : Again, probably not just for iOS but generally for writing free/shareware.
Bayesian vs Non-Bayesian: Nice post. I don't fully grok Bayesian/Non-Bayesian but if you know better, they are essentially two schools of thoughts. (ASR? The whole training process starts from a flat-start, you figure.)