An n-gram model is a technique of counting sequences of characters or words that allows us to support rich pattern discovery in text. These patterns can be useful in spell-checking, text generation, DNA sequencing; and more generally in natural language processing, statistical machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computational biology.

I’ll…

The goal of this post is not to motivate and explain softmax, nor to provide the best softmax function for Julia, nor to introduce the Julia language. I’ll dispense with philosophical talk of the “mathematical Ideal” and why I think mathematics is a poetic endeavour. But keeping consistent with the…

2018 was a success with the stated goals of releasing “editions” and working on usability/ergonomics. My first encounter with Rust was pre-1.0 (early 2015) and I immediately saw that Rust would be my future, wherein I joked to colleagues that I’d use it to “make toasters talk”. Followed by a…

I turn towards mathematics to enrich my life. My human beingness is folded into thinking about mathematics. When young I wanted to direct movies, be a poet, and a novelist. I entered college as a way to make connections that could help me in publishing novels.

I had a steady…

appropriating and applying common sayings, aphorisms, design philosophies, or techniques from one technical domain to another without regard to the relevance, context, or historicality

Breaking things

move fast and break things…

usually attributed to facebook (e.g., generally social media and advertising companies) in their early days of start up. facebook had…

…the task of automating mundane knowledge-work that typically only humans have been able to execute.

That is my definition, below is my rationale.

Terms like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Machine Learning”, “Machine Intelligence” are amazing and awe inspiring. They cause one to dream of Asimovian adventures as well as Orwellian nightmares.

I…

josh bowles

trained in philosophy & logic; write programs; m.a. linguistics pursuing m.s. in math; arithmetic geometry wannabe. (anti)symmetry universe. NLP, AI

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