As I work on my paper for this year’s annual meeting of the American folklore society, I find myself treasuring one of a collection of offprints once sent to me by Bill Nicolaisen. I am pretty sure that others will find his work compelling and that the conference proceedings in which it appeared, Journées d’Études en Littérature Orale: Analyse des contes, problèmes de méthodes, is probably pretty hard to find. Here’s a PDF version. (The OCR is okay, not great: I’m working on am improved scan.)
Text Analytics APIs 2018: A Consumer Guide is $895 for a single user license. At 299 pages, that’s about $3 per page. The blurb notes that:
Robert Dale is an internationally-recognized expert in Natural Language Processing, with three decades of experience in academia and industry. With a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, he’s worked for Microsoft and Nuance, and he’s driven the development of SaaS-based NLP software for a startup. He has taught at the University of Edinburgh in the UK and at Macquarie University in Sydney, and presented tutorials and summer school courses around the world. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, including a comprehensive Handbook of Natural Language Processing, and the de facto textbook Building Natural Language Generation Systems.
I remember watching Connections in the 70s and feeling like this was the kind of knowledge I wanted to possess, the kind of facility I wanted to possess. And now you can see Connections for yourself thanks to Archive.org.
In his keynote at JupyterCon, Paco Nathan discusses the connections between an open society and open science. He refers to work by Vannevar Bush (and Jorge Luis Borges?) and Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies in particular.