URLs

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/12/us/12hate.html

American Exception: Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/06/11/life.expectancy.ap/index.html

U.S. life expectancy still trails 30 countries

http://mybiasedcoin.blogspot.com/2008/06/scientific-citations.html

Scientific Citations

http://www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/supercrunchers/

Super Crunchers

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/international/06-08InfoInTheWorld.asp

Groundbreaking University of California, San Diego Research Study to
Measure “How Much Information” is in the World

https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/

Trace your lineage genetically

http://sites.google.com/a/lml.bas.bg/statnlp/Home

http://www.maxmind.com/download/worldcities/

Database of world cities

http://goosh.org/

Web based Google shell

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080529/full/news.2008.864.html?s=news_rss

Computer model knows what you’re thinking

http://insidehighered.com/news/2008/05/21/bologna

Wake-Up Call for American Higher Ed
(about the “Bologna Process”)

http://www.goinglobal.com/newsletter/may08_us_opt.asp

Extension of OPT

http://quasar.as.utexas.edu/courses/stat295.2005/evobayes.jpg

The evolution of Bayesian models :)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/science/22smoke.html

Study Finds Big Social Factor in Quitting Smoking

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/btm/feature/2008/05/26/cannes_wrap/index.html

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/btm/feature/2008/05/27/10_out_of_cannes/index.html

Cannes 2008

Recent URLs

http://jetlagged.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/28/the-airport-security-follies/

The Airport Security Follies

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/27/obituaries/notable-obits-2007.html

Notable obits, 2007

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/198541004/article.pl

Humans Evolving 100 Times Faster Than Ever

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/style/17facebook.html

On Facebook, Scholars Link Up With Data

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/19/btsc.tuchman.roadsideprayer/index.html?iref=topnews

About I-35 :)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/nyregion/20columbia.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/city-council-approves-columbia-expansion-plan/

Columbia Expansion Gets Green Light

http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/2007/12/comments_on_computational_soci.html

Conference on Computational Social Science

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/socialaction/

Social Action software

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/10/1953206&from=rss

http://www.slate.com/id/2179393/

Yahoo! Answers, A Librarian’s Worst Nightmare

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-01-03-n84.html

Google chains :)

http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/bound-for-academic-glory/

Bound For Academic Glory?

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-taylor3jan03,0,2812372.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail

A sequel with the same ending (about the writers strike)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/06/books/06cohenintro.html

Borges and the Foreseeable Future

https://networkx.lanl.gov/wiki

High productivity software for complex networks

http://www.iacat.uiuc.edu/news/08/0103Illinois.html

Illinois advanced computing Institute funds first three projects:
Synergistic Research on Parallel Programming for Petascale Applications
Next-Generation Acceleration Systems for Advanced Science and Engineering Applications
Cultural Informatics

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/01/21/080121fa_fact_collins

Friend Game: Behind the online hoax that led to a girl’s suicide

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/21/film.razzies.ap/index.html

The Razzies

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat/2007/12/2007_idiot_of_the_year_nominee.html

Idiot of the year nominees

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/22/oscar.complete.list/index.html

Complete list of Academy Award nominees

http://www.queensbp.org/content_web/map_boundaries.htm

Map of Queens neighborhoods

http://www.tebreitenbach.com/proverbidioms.htm

Really cool!

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10279823

Making a hash of it

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/

Growing up online

http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/dec/essay.topic.generator.html

Essay Topic Generator

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/man_braves_freezing_weather_to

Man Braves Freezing Weather To Cross Parking Lot

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/realestate/28comm.html

Extreme commuting

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/122/is-the-tipping-point-toast.html

Is the tipping point toast?

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/mathscience/2007-01-23-fractions_N.htm

Professor: Fractions should be scrapped

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/02/01/double.dipping.ap/index.html

Beware the bowl: Double dipping spreads bacteria

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/313/5788/824

An Experimental Study of the Coloring Problem on Human Subject Networks

http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2007/ff_secretlife_1602

The secret life of a blog

http://www.askapatient.com/

Don’t ask the doctors; ask their patients

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/technology/04soft.html

Microsoft Adds Research Lab in East as Others Cut Back

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/education/25endowments.html

Senate Looking at Endowments as Tuition Rises

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/26/business/26prep.html

AGE OF RICHES; Elite Prep Schools, College-Size Endowments

http://www.nysun.com/article/70489

Brearley Tops Survey of Private Schools

http://clair.si.umich.edu/clair/anthology/aclsearch.cgi

Movies in Development Hell

http://www.winterblast.com

Detroit Winterblast

http://www.stanford.edu/~kdevlin/

Keith Devlin’s home page

http://www.maa.org/news/columns.html

Cool math columns

http://www.maa.org/mathtourist/mathtourist_11_15_07.html

Random Walks to Football Rankings

http://www.cogito.org/Interviews/InterviewsDetail.aspx?ContentID=16901

http://www.cogito.org/Articles/ArticleDetail.aspx?ContentID=14461

Interviews related to ILO 2007

http://icpc.baylor.edu/icpc/finals/default.htm

ICPC 2007 finalists (100 teams)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/books/12publ.html

At Harvard, a Proposal to Publish Free on Web

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/02/13/openaccess

Harvard Opts In to ‘Opt Out’ Plan

http://chronicle.com/news/article/3943/harvard-faculty-adopts-open-access-requirement

Harvard Faculty Adopts Open-Access Requirement

http://cs.jhu.edu/~jason/fun/grammar-and-the-sentence

The parsing song

http://www.morphthing.com/random

Morphing images

http://www.brazilianartists.net/home/flags/

Art that makes an impact

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/14/books/14dumb.html

Dumb and Dumber: Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSaYnQD7EpY

Shostakovich – Waltz 2 From Jazz Suite 2

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/19/books/19robbe-grillet.html

Alain Robbe-Grillet dies

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/infog/0,47-0@2-651865,54-999097@51-999297,0.html

Most popular social network sites per country and region

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/02/25/religion.survey.ap/index.html

Survey: Americans switching faiths, dropping out

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/24/oscar.complete.list/index.html

List of Oscar winners

http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/20223/

Between Friends
Sites like Facebook are proving the value of the “social graph.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/nyregion/27cnd-stonybrook.html

$60 Million Gift for Stony Brook

http://www.edge.org/q2007/q08_index.html

The Edge Annual Question 2007
WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?

http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/11/google-carr-computing-tech-enter-cx_ag_0111computing.html

When Google Grows Up

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/18056504/truth_or_terrorism_the_real_story_behind_five_years_of_high_alerts/print

Truth or Terrorism? The Real Story Behind Five Years of High Alerts

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/18137343/the_fear_factory

The Fear Factory

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7179/full/451639a.html

Computational science: A hard statistical view
Bart Selman

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2256955,00.asp

The state of machine translation

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/03/05/ask.makeover/index.html

Ask.com gets a makeover, lays off 40

http://crookedtimber.org/2007/03/06/no-shirt-no-shoes-no-service/

http://s.wsj.net/article/SB120425031647901841.html?mod=most_viewed_leisure24

http://chronicle.com/review/brainstorm/bauerlein/stop-pushing-yourself

The Ivory Tower Leans Left, but Why?
(+ follow ups)

http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp

Real-time flight delays (FAA site)

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/45/17599

Novelty and collective attention by Fang Wu and Bernardo A. Huberman

http://www.businessweek.com/table/08/0305_h1b.htm

The biggest users of H-1 visas

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=apfnctfiPQPk&refer=us

Berkeley Raises $1.1 Billion to Keep Professors From Ivy League

http://www.darpa.mil/body/news/2007/hasc3-13-08.pdf

Future projects to be funded by DARPA

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/14/1425247&from=rss

Physics Journal May Reconsider Wikipedia Ban

http://indiapost.com/article/immigration/2310/

Bill Gates slams H-1B visa cap

http://www.core.edu.au/rankings/Conference%20Ranking%20Main.html

FINAL 2007 Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences

http://spectrum.ieee.org/radio?id=2518

Interview with Arthur C. Clarke

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/03/19/obit.clarke.ap/index.html

Sci-fi guru Clarke to have secular funeral

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-israel-math-riddle,0,1509032,print.story

Math problem solved after 40 years.

http://www.scivee.tv/

Make your research known (Youtube-like web site for scientific research)

http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=017841009789079614384%3Akq2rufyow_0

Search engine for Computational linguistics

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1724522,00.html

Don’t text and walk

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/229

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor
had an opportunity few brain
scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a
massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip
away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and
remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains
define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/arts/design/23ouro.html

Nice Tower! Whos Your Architect?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/21/arts/design/21atla.html

What Will Be Left of Gehry’s Vision for Brooklyn?

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/257767517/article.pl

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-04/bz_curator

Algorithms Are Terrific. But to Search Smarter, Find a Person.

http://www.brijit.com/

http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/257341014/new_face_recognition

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/24/1959201&from=rss

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070324.wrgoogle24/BNStory/Technology/home

Google’s latest headache

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/22/1314253&from=rss

Google Patents Detecting, Tracking, Targeting Kids

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050071

It’s the Network, Stupid: Why Everything in Medicine Is Connected

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/03/28/cuba.cellphones.ap/index.html

Ordinary Cubans gain access to cell service

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/who-wins-nsf-graduate-fellowships-15771.html

NSF fellowships

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/com/search/

http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine/PDFs/Linguistics.pdf

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/31/opinion/edbakoy.php

The idiot of the week

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2007/04/03/ST2007040303977.html

AP Language, Computer Courses Cut

http://www.cra.org/govaffairs/blog/archives/000668.html

Reports of AP CS’ Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

http://www.maa.org/mathhorizons/

Math Horizons

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/technology/techspecial/09store.html

In Storing 1s and 0s, the Question Is $

http://stp.clarku.edu/simulations/

Java Simulations for Statistical and Thermal Physics

http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html

Google Web search features

http://spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6019

People Who Read This Article Also Read…

http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/04/16/minerva

A Pentagon Olive Branch to Academe

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/14/business/media/14link.html

He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work)

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/05/02/evangelicals.ap/index.html

‘An Evangelical Manifesto’ criticizes politics of faith

http://www.cs.princeton.edu/%7Echazelle/pubs/algorithm.html

The Algorithm: Idiom of Modern Science (highfalutin essay by Bernard Chazelle)

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/04/24/close.call.ap/index.html

Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says

http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2007/04/advice_for_the_tenure_track.php

Advice for the tenure track

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/277162889/article.pl

http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html

Are C and C++ losing ground?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/26/atheist.soldier.ap/index.html

Atheist soldier claims harassment

http://news.cs.cmu.edu/Releases/demo/334.html

Carnegie Mellon Algorithm Identifies Top 100 Blogs for News

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=821

Negation Field

http://zhongwen.com/

Chinese characters and culture

http://users.fmg.uva.nl/lleydesdorff/jcr06/centrality/index.htm

Centrality measures of 7611 journals

New URLs

http://HTDAW.livedigital.com/blog/100463
We paid for it already – why should we have to pay for it again?
A Step Forward for Open Access
link from the IP list

http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/users/braghava/systems-topic-generator.html
Easy thesis topics :)

http://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2007/November/nov19_blogalgorithm.shtml
Carnegie Mellon Algorithm Identifies Top 100 Blogs for News

http://www.cogito.org/Interviews/InterviewsDetail.aspx?ContentID=16901
Adam Hesterberg – ILO 2007 individual winner

http://www.cogito.org/Articles/ArticleDetail.aspx?ContentID=17017
23AndMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/11/14/netflix.prize.ap/
Re: the Netflix contest

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/careers/mg19626312.200-view-from-the-top-peter-norvig-googles-director-of-research.html
Peter Norvig (article from the New Scientist)

NACLO 2008 announced: the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Registration is open for the Second Annual North American
Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Please inform high school students in your area of the the second annual
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad Open competition, which
will be held on February 5, 2007. Students may participate at one the host
sites listed below or in the internet category. The contest targets high
school students, but middle school students may also participate.

Students can register at: http://www.naclo.cs.cmu.edu.

Top scorers in the Open competition will be eligible to compete in the NACLO
Invitational competition in March, 2007. Top scorers in the Invitational
will be eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad in
Bulgaria in the summer of 2007. Two US teams competed in the International
Computational Linguistics Olympiad in St. Petersburg in 2007 with great
results, achieving the top score in the individual competition and tying for
first place in the team competition.

Brandeis University
Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh
Columbia University
Cornell University
Middle Tennessee State University
San Jose State University
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
University of Wisconsin/Edgewood college

If you are not listed here, and you would like to host the contest at
your university, contact Lori Levin, lsl at-symbol cs.cmu.edu.

In addition, any student may participate in the Internet category by
finding a local high school or university teacher to facilitate the
contest.

About Linguistics Olympiads:

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is the
direct descendant of the Olympiad in Linguistics and Mathematics
founded in 1965 in Moscow, Russia. High school students compete by
solving linguistics and logic problems based on natural
languages. This program is credited with introducing thousands of
Russian students to the field of linguistics, many of whom have gone
on to become prominent professional linguists. NACLO includes
traditional Olympiad problems as well as some computational problems.
This is not a competition that deals with computer technology, but
with all aspects of natural language structure and function, including
computational thinking as it relates to natural language processing.

Thank you very much for your help in raising the profile of our
discipline among secondary school students. Please contact any of the
executive team members below if you have any questions or would like
to be involved in some way, including possibly hosting a competition
in your area and/or submitting a problem for future competitions.

Lori Levin – Co-chair
Thomas E. Payne – Co-chair
Dragomir R. Radev – Program chair and team coach

I just won $0.00

I received this by email today. The offer is not valid outside of the US or Puerto Rico :) How many shares of Borders can I get for this much money?

Drago

Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 20:37:01 -0000
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Waldenbooks and redeem your $0.00 in Borders Bucks any
time before November 30, 2007.

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Cashier must validate Borders Bucks balance at register. Borders Bucks
may be redeemed for eligible purchases at participating stores through
November 30, 2007. Not valid online or outside the United States or Puerto
Rico. Borders Bucks have no cash value and are not applicable to prior
purchases.

US teams win ILO 2007

Team USA Earns Laurels at International Linguistics Olympiad

American students have won high honors in an international linguistics
competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. The World Champion in the
individual competition is Adam Hesterberg, a 2007 graduate of Garfield
High School, Seattle, WA.

Eight high school students from the USA competed in the Fifth
International Linguistics Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia from
August 1 through 4, 2007. The top overall winner in the individual
competition was Adam Hesterberg, of Seattle, WA. Jeffrey Lim of
Arlington, MA received top prize for the best solution to one of the
problems. One US team of four students won the top prize in the team
competition in a tie with a Russian team.

The winners of the team competition were Rebecca Jacobs of Los
Angeles, CA, Joshua Falk of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael Gottlieb of Dobbs
Ferry, NY and Anna Tchetchetkine, of San Jose, CA.

Other American team members were Rachel Zax and Ryan Musa, both of
Ithaca, NY. Rachel Zax is also the top prize winner of the US National
Competition and Ryan Musa is the second prize winner. The US teams
were coached by Dr. Dragomir Radev, of the University of
Michigan. Dr. Lori Levin of Carnegie Mellon University, and Dr. Amy
Troyani of Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, PA, also
provided leadership for the teams.

Altogether 16 teams of 4 students each competed, representing 9
different countries — Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Russia, Spain, The
Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and the USA. This is the first time that
teams from the USA have competed in the International Linguistics
Olympiad.

The International Linguistics Olympiad is a yearly event originating
in Russia and Bulgaria in which secondary school students compete by
solving linguistics problems, mostly in languages and writing systems
they have never learned. This year there were problems in Braille,
Turkish, Tatar, Georgian, Movima (Bolivia), Hawaiian and Ndom (Papua
New Guinea). See www.ilolympiad.spb.ru/ for more information about the
International Linguistics Olympiad.

The US teams were selected from finalists of the North American
Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) that took place on March
29, 2007. The US participation was sponsored by the National Science
Foundation, the North American chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics, Google, and private contributions from
participants, families and individual contributors.

More information about NACLO can be found at www.namclo.org.
Contact: Thomas E. Payne. tpayne@uoregon.edu
541-342-6706
Co-Chair, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

My favorite corpora

Here are my favorite corpora:

Enron email
CIA world factbook
DBLP: papers in CS
US congressional speeches
AOL queries
Netflix recommendations
IMDB
PUBMED: biomedical paper abstracts
Wikipedia
ACL Anthology
DOTGOV: download of .GOV
biocreative: biomedical papers
WT100G: 100GB download of the web
Google n-grams
webfreq
SMS corpus
Citeseer
DMOZ
corpus of paraphrases
multilingual parallel parliamentary proceedings
textual entailment corpus
question answering corpus
summarization corpus
various text classification corpora (Reuters-21578, 20NG)
Peekaboom