March 18, 2004

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Oooh, subvocalization

From Slashdot:

alex_guy_CA writes “Yahoo News has a story about technology that
comes close to reading thoughts not yet spoken, by analyzing nerve
commands to the throat. ‘A person using the subvocal system thinks
of phrases and talks to himself so quietly it cannot be heard, but
the tongue and vocal cords do receive speech signals from the
brain,’ said developer Chuck Jorgensen, of NASA’s Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, California. Jorgensen’s team found that
sensors under the chin and one each side of the Adam’s apple pick
up the brain’s commands to the speech organs, allowing the
subauditory, or ‘silent speech’ to be captured. The story indicates
the method could be useful on space missions or other difficult
working conditions.”

Executive board

Escañan, Ealden Esto (43) II BS MIS
Lihan, Marc (40) II BS CS
Gonzales, Vanessa (39) II BS CS
Sta. Maria, Judd (36) III BS CS
Rodriguez, Adrian (35) II BS CS
San Pedro, Gil Russell (32) II BS CS
La Chica, Christopher (28) I BS CS
Li, Neill Wilbert (26) I BS CS

More thoughts about my research interest

I _would_ very much like a text-based interface that allowed me to
easily navigate through all of the data in my personal store. Zoe
( looks interesting, but it’s outside the way I work.

I’m interested in the kind of massively hyperlinked personal
information management that you describe in TODL. Text-based
navigation through an automatically-extracted graph would be

As for implicit linking, word vectors are often used to find similar
documents. The Remembrance Agent developed at MIT displays a running
list of N items relevant to the words around point. Time and location
may also cue document retrieval.

It doesn’t have to stop at personal information like TODOs or notes.
Why not generate source code as well? With literate programming tools
in the style implemented by Leo ( Leo is a
tree-based organizer. Cloned nodes allow you to have arbitrary graphs
and output is customizable. This is close to what you envisioned with
TODL, although it seems to be a primarily graphical tool.

Your description of TODL mentioned the KM system developed by P. Clark
and B. Porter, but it seems to require explicitly encoded facts and
queries. I would like to do research on implicit linking and querying
in semi-structured text. As a fresh BS graduate with some research
experience (one published paper in a conference about distributed
computing, a few programming competitions) and no formal background in
text analysis, I really need an adviser interested in this field.
Would you know anyone interested in this?

E-Mail from Joe Corneli

CompSAt meeting

IT Forum

– documentation of what happened
– videos of all the sessions

– point person for IT forum
– hosting third national e-learning conference

relatively small gathering, 150-200 people at Escaler, already reserved
logistics (august)

– feedback. working relationship with MISA relatively good. few more problems with CompSAt. Surprised. Whoops. Check every week if there are new CompSAt things.

– one briefing first sem, one briefing second sem: what am I in CS for?

– representative from MISA and CompSAt; choose
– speaker invitations might be too late