[ml] HMM workshop?

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Thu Aug 5 11:46:45 PDT 2010


Just so everyone is on the same page, I made a typo, and the meetup
date would be:

Wednesday, August 18th @ 7:30pm



On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:

> Glen - that sounds reasonable to me (short bio overview on DNA sequences,
> codons, amino acids, AA sequences, proteins), then how to use HMMs to show
> how sequences are similar to eachother and all that other good stuff
> they're used
> for that I don't know about.
>
> Erin - that sounds good. Sorry I misunderstood what you were saying. We
> should
> definitely work together on some of that stuff. Alternatively or in
> addition you could
> work with Tom on HMMs in R.
>
> I could start the workshop by giving a short presentation on markov
> processes
> and HMMs, so we won't have to worry about the mathematical background when
> talking about applications.
>
>   mike
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM, erin <erin at j-fan.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey,
>> To clarify, the speech recognition thing I was talking about was not HMMs.
>> I used lda, qda and kmeans, which could possibly become a workshop later.
>> Also the guy I was talking about is not a speech person, he does music.
>>
>> There is an NLP paper I've been meaning to read about Markov Chains, so
>> maybe
>> I could talk about that, or else I can work with Mike to assist in
>> presenting
>> one of his topics.
>>
>> -Erin
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hey guys (Erin, Tom, Glen, et. al),
>> >
>> > I think 9pm is too late to be meeting up. I suggest we forgo next
>> > week's 9pm meeting and put our heads together to give a nice 2 hour
>> > HMM workshop/lecture set on Wednesday, August 19th, at 7:30pm. We
>> > can advertise it on the ML list and noisebridge-discuss, and encourage
>> > donations to Noisebridge for attendance to help pay their rent.
>> >
>> > Here's the breakdown of what I think we could offer in that meeting:
>> >
>> > Me/Anyone Else: The basic math behind Markov Processes and HMMs
>> >
>> > Me/Erin/Erin's Speech Recognition Friend: Speech Recognition using HMMs
>> >
>> > Tom: HMMs using R
>> >
>> > Glen: HMMs in bioinformatics
>> >
>> > Anyone else: ?
>> >
>> > I feel like if we have two weeks to prepare something it'll give us time
>> to
>> > have good presentations and be worthwhile to everyone, what do you
>> think?
>> >
>> >   mike
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
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