[ml] HMM workshop?

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Tue Aug 17 17:17:35 PDT 2010


Yep, should be a fairly forgiving audience :)  I'll also
try and brush up on HMMs in gene sequencing and see
if I can fill in any gaps.

  mike


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> 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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>>>>> -- Goethe
>>>>>
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