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comment When should I be offloading work to a GPU instead of the CPU?
@Ben, thanks for the correction. I've removed the incorrect statement.
Sep
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comment I don't know C. And why should I learn it?
@Jason, the only commonality I was suggesting is that most folks find that trio of languages harder to pick up on the fly, and so it might be worth the OP's while to spend some time with them before an immediate need to use them arises. Pointer arithmetic and functional programming don't have much in common except that people seem to have to stare at them longer before they make sense.
Sep
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comment How to teach a script to detect sarcasm?
As for the quality of the answers here, I have to say this is partially your responsibility. Natural language processing is a well known field that could provide you with several useful techniques, but you give no indication of having done any research to look up existing methods. It's a tough problem, and not something that can be usefully be answered in general in a SO post. Many, many, books have been filled on the topic of natural language processing.
Sep
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comment How to teach a script to detect sarcasm?
I really think you want to stick with the phrases because sarcasm is all about context, and there are at least a few phrases that are more likely to be used sarcasticaly. "Yeah" isn't sarcastic, "Right" isn't sarcastic, but "Yeah, right!" is probably used more often sarcastically then sincerely.
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answered How to teach a script to detect sarcasm?
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answered When should I be offloading work to a GPU instead of the CPU?
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answered Do programmers possess the means of production?
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comment Is there a reason for initial overconfidence of scientists and engineers working on artificial intelligence in the 1960s?
@user10326, certainly most references still classify Machine Learning as a branch of AI, but I get the impression that a lot of folks working in ML would frown at you if you told them they worked in AI. I think they'd tell you that pragmatically, ML is a branch of statistics, and doesn't provide any particular insight into intelligence, artificial or otherwise.
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answered Is there a reason for initial overconfidence of scientists and engineers working on artificial intelligence in the 1960s?
Aug
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comment Do I have the wrong idea about software engineering?
My experience is that research labs are indeed very concerned that the core of their software is correct, and they do spend lots of time verifying the results, and proving reproducibility. However, they are much more inclined to skimp on user interface, efficient file formats, and ease of maintenance. This is arguably appropriate, since in many cases the software will never be run again or extended once the result is published.
Aug
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answered Java API vs. Other APIs
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comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
@quant_dev, Have you actually read or even looked at the books Joel recommended? 'Code' is a pop science book that a physicst could breeze through in a day. 'The C programming language' is all of 248 pages long, and widely regarded as one of the best, most concise guides to a computer language ever written. SICP is the only one of those books that would get a research physicist out of intellectual 1st gear. None of them are catalogs of algorithms, though "The C Programming Language" does use qucksort for a couple of examples.
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answered What is the difference between information and data?