2017 in books

Now with a nifty visualization!

For this year’s book list, I wanted to kick it up a notch and add some data visualization. If you don’t feel like reading the details below, here is the pretty visualization of this year’s reading. (If you’d rather just read the details, feel free to skip to the Technical... [Read More]
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Has Deep Learning Uncovered Chomsky’s Deep Structure?

After Trump’s shocking victory, many of our professors began class with an opportunity for us to voice any fears or feelings we were harboring. One of my professors spoke about how studying linguistics is a way to study what unites us as humans: this strange ability called “language.” Despite all... [Read More]

Tuesday’s Results Don’t Matter*

Obviously there is a lot of uncertainty in the polling numbers coming out of the election. Most articles on fivethirtyeight.com can be reduced to “we’re pretty sure what’s going on, but also absolutely anything could happen.” Regardless, if we take even the worst numbers for Trump, he’s somewhere around 40%... [Read More]