Oh no! RIP, Grant Imahara.. ☹️
Four problems to the current ACL reviewing system:
1. Review is not blind to all papers.(preprints on arXiv)
2. Turnaround time is long. (that's why they're on arXiv!)
3. Review quality is low.
4. Not enough space for all good papers.
Migrating away from Google Analytics
Runneroo is a new private search engine. I like it!
Nice, #CLEF is ranked 15th in the top-20 venues for "Databases & Information Systems" in Google Scholar!
Simons for president!
Transfer Learning for NLP, nice PhD thesis by Sebastian Ruder:
Dit wil ik ook! (openbare boekenkasten)
No more going viral! Social distancing for healthy social networking
What are some alternatives to Google Analytics?
"You have to eventually stand for something if you want things to change."
CACM article on Contextual Word Representations by Noah Smith: Excellent tutorial style introduction to contextual embeddings, very nice.
A message from our sponsor:
The Information Retrieval community should start working on a road map for transitioning the IR literature to a fully, "diamond", open access model.
Good to read Sakai's reply to Fuhr’s Guidelines for Information Retrieval Evaluation:
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