[ml] HMM workshop?

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Tue Aug 17 15:37:21 PDT 2010


I also intend to be there. I haven't had a chance to put together my
presentation in a very polished way. However, our audience is fairly
forgiving if it's succinct and clear, yes?

Glen

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:

> 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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