[ml] HMM workshop?

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Tue Aug 17 00:19:40 PDT 2010


Yep, just did last Thursday, did you see it? It was sent to
both noisebridge-discuss and ml. It's also on the official NB
calendar. Should be awesome, looking forward to it!!

 mike


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Thomas Lotze <thomas.lotze at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I just wanted to make sure everyone's still on for the HMM extravaganza
> Wednesday night.  Mike, do you want to send out an announcement to the main
> Noisebridge list?
>
> Cheers,
> Thomas
>
>
> 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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