Archive for May, 2012

Talking about Watson

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

I was in London yesterday to give a talk about the work that has been done with Watson in the last year or so. Rather cruelly, the organisers filmed me and put it on the Internet. 😉

If you can ignore my ridiculous voice, some incoherent rambling, an uncomfortable and ill-fitting suit, and a lot of “erm” and “umm”, there was some interesting stuff in there, so I thought I’d share it.

YouTube : Dale Lane – Keynote at PCTY London 2012

Natural Language Processing – Stanford University

Friday, May 25th, 2012

I passed a course this week. For the last few months I’ve been studying a distance-learning course on Natural Language Processing taught by Stanford University lecturers, Professors Dan Jurafsky and Chris Manning.

Now I’ve finished I thought I’d share my experiences of doing the course, partly since they run these courses again so you may be considering doing one like it, in the future.

More importantly, because I’ve been working hard on this (Seriously. Blood, sweat and tears went into this.) so I’m damn well going to shout about it. 😉