Nelson Liu's Blog

Some work I liked at ACL 2017

I was fortunate to attend ACL 2017 last week in Vancouver. There was a lot of great work on a variety of topics, and I'll quickly mention some papers/talks/...

Discovering the World of Academic Podcasts

I was never a big TV-watcher or radio-listener, so I assumed podcasts weren't for me. However, I decided to give it a go after AI2 (specifically Waleed Ammar and Matt...

Paraphrase Identification Models in Tensorflow

I've been loosely hacking on the Quora Question Pairs dataset in my free time to get some more experience working with vanilla Tensorflow for NLP in a practical setting. Yesterday,...

Research Update: Extracting Phonesthemes From Word Vectors

In the fall, I was awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for a project seeking to extract phonesthemes (submorphemic sound clusters that seem to have meaning, more on what this...

Installing and Updating GTX 1080 Ti Drivers / CUDA on Ubuntu

I recently had to figure out how to set up a new Ubuntu 16.04 machine with NVIDIA's new GTX 1080 Ti graphics card for use with CUDA-enabled machine learning...