Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Blog as a Means to Stay Updated

Hi all,

I should probably have said "Hello World!" or something of the kind. However, I want to be honest with you and with myself. I started this blog to force myself to stay updated on the topics that I am (very) interested in—information extraction, information retrieval, natural language processing, machine learning, education, soccer, music, to name a few, and any combination thereof. At the same time, I hope that my posts are of interest to you, online readers, so that we engage in discussion and, hopefully, collaboration.

I have already outlined a few posts that I would like to write to get started. I am not going to list them here because they will become an unnecessary commitment; instead, I will briefly mention what type of posts I will be writing:

  • Self-contained post: The post will discuss a topic from beginning to end. No additional material (e.g., in the form of previous posts) will be required. 
  • Series-like post: The post will start, continue, or end a series of posts on a specific topic. I foresee a series-like post to be a well-defined building block of a rather long, research-oriented project.

I hope that sooner rather than later I get my first official post out, so that we get the conversation started!