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\textit{idf} = - \log \frac{n_t}{N}

and... everyone else!

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Dear all,

For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:

If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!

Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on

"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!

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Computer scientist 👨‍🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)

is my academic home.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of ( admin.

Loves indie music: follow me at @arjenpdevries if you are interested in gigs, events, etc.

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Inaugural toots on using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.

See also:

If you use #GMail, #Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt, and even if you didn't buy the product from them. Here's metadata from my takeout showing price, delivery address, description, vendor, etc. #privacy

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 41! After six months of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release notes for all the details:

#GNOME41 #releaseday #OpenSource

Pre-disclosure: we are planning a coordinated security release of several Matrix clients starting ~1pm UK (UTC+1) Monday Sept 13th to address a critical vuln. We have no evidence of it being exploited in the wild, but please be sure to upgrade on Mon!

Italy blocks Gutenberg book publishing website Luckily, there is Kiwix and our ZIM files.

Self-Hosting Resources Made Simple

Sharing is very appreciated.

:verified: Freedombox, fastest way to #selfhosting

📩 Mail In A Box, email selfhosting

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You can find local Mastodon instances around the world using the "Mastodon Near Me" project at:

Click on map icons to see more details about local instances.

You can add instances via the project's git at or by messaging the project's leader at @jaz

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Machine Dreaming: On Writing with Language Transformers
by Georgiana Cojocaru

"When confronted with texts generated by language transformers, humans often exercise freely their inborn ability to project meaning into even the most incoherent of fragments."

Privacy-respecting phones are the new Apple. I break down your Linux phone #FOSS options, #LineageOS, and @GrapheneOS in this post. 👇


" will shut down in three months, due to inactivity and loss of interest by the administration team. You have until 15/10/2021 to download your videos and migrate your channels."

Niet vergeten om je videos te verhuizen @djoerd ...

If you ever need to write (1/36) at the end of a tweet, get a blog!


> The project is "complex and unprecedented," Dorsey wrote, and is expected to take years to build.

Or, they could use #ActivityPub :blobcat:

(Boost is not endorsement. CS needs an organization like the ACM, and the road to a new organization would be - IMHO - longer than the road to change.)

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.