Some of my friends here might have resources that have more information. Any ideas of where to look? Anybody know the sign?
To complete my jargon and topic list: social networks (how), sign language (what), and snowclones (why)!
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High-speed, high-entropy parse forest pruning with TUNGUSKA
Transylvania Polygnostic University
High Energy Magic Building
Genetic Algorithms are a popular theory, especially because we hear that genetics research is well-funded these days, and we suspect that government agencies often use bag-of-words models to make grant decisions. [Please take note that this research has no bearing on terrorism, biostatistics of terrorism, biostatistical terror, or the missing chemical weaponry in Iraq.] Growing sophistication in these algorithms has incorporated more and more analogies from evolutionary and molecular biology, including "crossover", "mutation", "island effects", "Dr. Moreau", and "wolf-boy".
[Alvarez and Alvarez] propose that the superorder /Dinosauria/ was erased by a long-distance movement phenomenon involving a kiloton ice comet, bringing in the advent of angiosperms known as "trees". Our TUNGUSKA system implements an analogous method for construction of syntactic trees designed to follow these trends. Our parser, implemented in SNOBOL, uses catastrophic destruction of a treebank or parse forest to provide an ecological niche for new trees, using a BLAST and PSI-BLAST pruning technique only recently approved by the Department of Energy.
We present current results in the first stages of this experiment, which has a large effective radius and has resulted in great support from nearby surviving faculty, who are happy to move their offices to accomodate our research. Many have issued supportive comments like "if you run that thing again you'll kill us all." They laughed at us at the academy, but who's laughing now?
Ah, I crack myself up.
l * w = 2-iThis neat interlocking relationship would be really handy (as the link suggests) for easy reductions with a photocopier. American paper sizes, o my foreign reader, have no such elegant relationship to each other known to this author.
l = √2 w
"The language of genes." Nature, 420:211--217.I think this article -- as interesting and useful as it is -- seems to be a little oversimplified in all the areas.
Linguistic metaphors have been woven into the fabric of molecular biology since its inception. The determination of the human genome sequence has brought these metaphors to the forefront of the popular imagination, with the natural extension of the notion of DNA as language to that of the genome as the 'book of life'. But do these analogies go deeper and, if so, can the methods developed for analysing languages be applied to molecular biology? In fact, many techniques used in bioinformatics, even if developed independently, may be seen to be grounded in linguistics. Further interweaving of these fields will be instrumental in extending our understanding of the language of life.
Perhaps that's what makes interdisciplinary success -- as long as you're convincing each reviewer that the material in the other area is good, you're golden.