Thursday, October 26, 2006

Am I a nerd?

Take this Nerd Test to find out how nerdy you are. I think it could actually serve as an interesting example for classification or regression.

Custom Search Engine

Google has a new service called Custom Search Engine as prat of their Google Co-op plan. It enables avdanced users to create a highly specialized vertical search engine that reflects their own needs as well as knowledge. There have already been some interesting applications, such as Tech Stuff Search, Product Search and Machine Learning Search.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Information Geometry

Information Geometry is a very beautiful theory that connects probabilistic/statistical models and differential geometry. Just read a physicist's interesting note on Information Geometry. It should be able to bring new insights into the field of machine learning.

"Beautiful is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics." -- G.H. Hardy