Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Tutorial on Spectral Clustering by Ulrike von Luxburg

For some of my recent work, I needed to make use of spectral clustering. The initial papers I read all used similar approaches, but the details varied dramatically. None of the articles appeared to offer any justification for their variations. … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult Thing about Teaching (for me)

While I have not spent much time teaching recently, I do have a variety of experience in the area—martial arts, 4th grade science, remedial algebra, and artificial intelligence—and hope to return to teaching someday. For me, the most difficult aspect … Continue reading

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Additive Noise is Complicated

I recently read the paper MVA Processing of Speech Features by Chia-Ping Chen and Jeff A. Bilmes—sorry, I cannot find a free version at the moment. It provides a good analysis of the effects of noise on feature calculation for … Continue reading

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