Ahum, mastodon.cs.ru.nl is listed in some security warning. It might be that I have to take the server offline in the coming hours. We will be back!

@maltimore heard of it, once had a PhD student who used it; basically appealing if you know Matlab for some reason or another.

Somehow, R seems to have won over more people. I think there is not enough over R to make people dive into it now, but I may be wrong.

See eg kaggle.com/general/67179 for additional info.

The authors consider a Wikipedia article relevant to a query (page title) if the article is mentioned in the query's page first sentence.

This is NOT relevance, this is at best some form of weak supervision....

idf.social/@ArxivIR/1032543542

Malicious Python libraries stealing OpenPGP and SSH keys:

zdnet.com/article/two-maliciou

– Look for python3-dateutil, and jeIlyfish.
– Both modules try to exfiltrate SSH/OpenPGP keys and send them to an IP address.
– This is the third time the PyPI team intervenes to remove typo-squatted malicious Python libraries from the official repository.

#python #malware #pypi #infosec #security #cybersecurity

Dark UI patterns on Radboud U. Website: "Content is not available because cookies are not allowed."

@ingo

OpenCulture@tooot.im - Depeche Mode Before They Were Actually Depeche Mode.

Stream Their Early Demo Recordings from 1980.

openculture.com/?p=1071338 t.co/RXF5sR9u2x

@maltimore that is not wasting time, that is learning by doing!

Challenges to address now that we have to deal with more and more continuous representations of information to attain high retrieval quality. Sien Moens at

Sien mentions this recent (2019) CIIR survey on Neural ReRanking models.

A Deep Look into neural ranking models for information retrieval - ScienceDirect
sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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Goal: Make idf.social 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.