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Natural Language processing
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» Q&A with David Fitzpatrick, author of “Sharp: A Memoir” - World of Psychology

» Q&A with David Fitzpatrick, author of “Sharp: A Memoir” - World of Psychology | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Sharp: A Memoir is the beautifully written, harrowing story of David Fitzpatrick and his 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder and self-mutilation.

 

"The challenge of writing well and not boring everyone to tears took over my brain. And when I started to really shape stories and tell tales with an arc, a beginning, middle, and end, I think I realized it’s about time that I get better. Of course, it took 17 years, but more than anything, save my family and doctors and peers, my writing stood by me. Kept me company, challenged me and, I think, kept me alive."


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UBC postdoc strikes deal to turn 2,000 academic journals into data mine | The Ubyssey

UBC postdoc strikes deal to turn 2,000 academic journals into data mine | The Ubyssey | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Text-mining helps researchers find patterns across the huge number of research papers published each year, which was previously difficult and tedious to do without the use of computers.

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Meet The Research Scientist Who Is Turning YouTube Into A Data Goldmine

Meet The Research Scientist Who Is Turning YouTube Into A Data Goldmine | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
When Louis-Philippe Morency was teaching his first course in analyzing human behavior at University of Southern California, he was scrounging to find good videos of people talking to each other and expressing their opinions.
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EDOZE GAUZA: Your Storytelling Brain

EDOZE GAUZA: Your Storytelling Brain | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

I think the human as a storytelling animal, as some people put it, is because this system is continually trying to keep the story coherent and, even though these actions may be coming from processors going on outside of, initially, of conscious awareness, an action is produced and then you might want to explain that action as to be part of your coherence and your story, your narrative.


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The World Knowledge Dialogue - The World Knowledge Dialogue

The World Knowledge Dialogue - The World Knowledge Dialogue | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

One of my first conferences about IEML (2009) at the "World Knowledge Dialogue"


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The Heart and Craft of Life Writing: No Two People Read the Same Story

The Heart and Craft of Life Writing: No Two People Read the Same Story | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

... write your story with gusto, realizing that each reader will get a slightly different message from it, some quite different from the one you intended. This is no reflection on your skill as a writer. Think of your writing as the gift of a mirror you give to readers to make sense of their experiences in light of yours. Strong reactions from readers mean that you are stimulating them and creating emotional connections, and isn’t that a goal we all strive for?


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A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics...

A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics... | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
A data art project called Emoto aims to track people's emotional response to the Olympics using online sentiment analysis tools and then represent that data in interactive visualisations (Cool real-time visualization of Olympic social media data

 

Emoto will analyse tweets and updates to determine the emotional reactions of people around the world. The project was developed by Drew Hemment, an artist and curator of FutureEverything, visualiser Moritz Stefaner and design collective Studio Nand. The collected data will be transformed into a series of creatively-designed infographics shared in realtime through the website emoto2012.org, along with the responses and commentary by those compiling the information.

 


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The Benefits of "Morning Pages" and Your Productivity | Simple Life Habits

The Benefits of "Morning Pages" and Your Productivity | Simple Life Habits | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
I have written about journaling in the past on this blog. There are many benefits you can receive from writing your thoughts down on a regular basis. I recently came across a slight twist to journaling. Maybe you have heard about this practice but it is a new concept to me.
The practice is called “morning pages.”

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Color & Meaning | DailY Blog

Color & Meaning | DailY Blog | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

Color is such a fundamental element of the human condition, and it’s a shame that it has thus far been so underutilized in language and thought. Color and pattern have the potential to fundamentally change how we organize and comprehend complex knowledge.


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 23, 2012 6:20 AM
thanks for this post
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Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

Short lecture by Kurt Vonnegut on the 'simple shapes of stories.'...

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Pamela D Lloyd's comment, July 23, 2012 6:00 AM
I first saw this in a workshop for writing instructors. I thought it was great then, and I think it's great now. Thanks for sharing this. :)
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The Speed of Language - Infographic - The Global Connect | The Global Connect

The Speed of Language - Infographic - The Global Connect | The Global Connect | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

Interesting Graphic

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Mapping thoughts in the human brain. ‘Neural fingerprints’ of memory associations allow ‘mind reading’

Mapping thoughts in the human brain. ‘Neural fingerprints’ of memory associations allow ‘mind reading’ | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

‎"Researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading. A new study by University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University scientists brings this work one step closer to actual mind reading by using brain recordings to infer the way people organize associations between words in their memories. (...) About a second before the participants recalled each word, these same “meaning signals” that were identified during the study phase were spontaneously reactivated in the participants’ brains.

 

“Given the critical role of language in human thought and communication, identifying a neural representation that reflects the meanings of words as they are spontaneously recalled brings us one step closer to the elusive goal of mapping thoughts in the human brain.”


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:08 AM
supercool
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Which new word would you add to the dictionary?

Which new word would you add to the dictionary? | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Collins is taking submissions to consider for its next edition – and there's still time for you to contribute...

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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:05 AM
very good
Wildcat2030's comment, July 19, 2012 6:21 AM
Thks Mariana, of course the three main words I would like to add to the dictionary are Knowmad,Polytopia and Infocology.
Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:23 AM
they sound hip Wildcat ;). I'll cheer for that.
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Your Memories, Your Book: Maslow, Wolves, Olympians, and You: Tips on Writing Your Lifestory, 2 of 12

Your Memories, Your Book: Maslow, Wolves, Olympians, and You: Tips on Writing Your Lifestory, 2 of 12 | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

All creatures feel the need to be connected, whether honeybees or humans, wolves or whales, amoebae or anteaters; whether by village, tribe, pack, household, school, work, neighborhood, city, county, state, country, religion, or politics. Realize it or not, in writing your lifestory—be it biography, memoir, or family history— you have a need to be connected.


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The New Olympic Stars (of Twitter)

The New Olympic Stars (of Twitter) | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Explore the success of athletes competing in London through their social networking mentions.

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The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction

The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
People often use science fiction to illustrate philosophy all the time. From ethical quandaries to the very nature of existence, science fiction's most famous texts are tailor-made for exploring philosophical ideas.

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6 Simple Reasons To Keep A Journal | Empower the Leader in You

6 Simple Reasons To Keep A Journal | Empower the Leader in You | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Journaling can help you tap into your subconscious and inner wisdom. This is where you will find a strong mind that knows what you want and how to get there.

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News from The Semantic Sphere #IEML (4th of August 2012)

News from The Semantic Sphere #IEML (4th of August 2012) | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
I had an epiphany yesterday. I understood that the Volume 2 of The Semantic Sphere will not contain the grammar and the dictionary of the language but only the rest of the theoretical, epistemological and transdisciplinary stuff that I have began...
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A World On The Page: Five Great Travel Memoirs : NPR

A World On The Page: Five Great Travel Memoirs : NPR | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
This summer, don't be a tourist — take a journey with these travel memoirs instead. Open these five books and meet a future First Lady, a one-booted hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail and a young Angela Davis.

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Bring History Into Memoir Writing

Bring History Into Memoir Writing | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
The memoir writer must ask: what happens to communities which are exploited for generations? In my local workshops, I hear/read a lot of memoirs that state how proud someone’s parents and grandparents were to have worked hard and to have made do with little. That always makes me sad rather than proud of my history.

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Tino Sehgal - Hall with storytellers

Tino Sehgal - Hall with storytellers | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
Anglo-German artist's These Associations is first Turbine Hall installation to use personal interaction...
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Do our lives need a narrative?

Do our lives need a narrative? | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

 It may seem obvious that the story of our life to date is just what it is, and that we can only change it in flights of fancy. But the idea that the Lego bricks of our daily lives may be arranged into different buildings is not fanciful. If you re-examine how you make sense of past events, it will almost certainly turn out that your dominant narrative can be challenged by alternative stories. Narrative therapy insisted on the importance of such “re-storying” of experience, as does the newer narrative coaching.


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Gene Bodzin's comment, July 22, 2012 8:57 AM
Thanks, Kathy. This idea is relevant wherever self-knowledge is important.
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“Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” - Vladimir Nabokov

“Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” - Vladimir Nabokov | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

“Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” - Vladimir Nabokov, a multilingual Russian novelist, poet and short story writer (1899-1977), cited in Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran, 2003.


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A Technical Approach to Storytelling

A Technical Approach to Storytelling | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it

 Content Marketing Specialist Michael Parrish DuDell said, "today it's about the story, the narrative, the "why" behind "what." The future of business isn't just about innovating products and services; it's about innovating the storytelling process behind those products and services and doing it in the most compelling and authentic way possible."


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Weekly Journaling Prompts: Ritual — Writing Through Life

Weekly Journaling Prompts: Ritual — Writing Through Life | Natural Language processing | Scoop.it
This week’s journaling prompts help you explore the meaning and purpose of your rituals, whatever they are.

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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:07 AM
this is very interesting