Nelson Liu's Blog

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

Edit (June 8th, 2018): this work was presented at the NAACL 2018 Workshop on Subword and Character Level Models in NLP, the paper is here. In the fall, I was...

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...

Making autoenv + conda faster

I've recently switched over to using the fantastic autoenv to automatically activate my anaconda environments and set necessary environment variables when I enter a directory on my terminal. You basically...