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Post by kujoe » Sat May 21, 2005 10:04 am

Congrats, doctor! 8)

Work hard and party hard is all I can say.

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Post by kk1 » Sat May 21, 2005 11:41 am

FuguTabetai wrote:I haven't really been reading this - I've been busy. I have, by the way, sucessfully defended my phd thesis, and am now Dr. FuguTabetai.

I was going to start translating this chapter last night, but my laptop hard drive died the death of a terrible clanking and smoking. So I'm going to have to get a new hard drive before I can get any real amount of translation done. I'll probably have a translation by next week sometime, assuming I don't party too hard.
Omedeto Gozaimasu Sensei!

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Post by Sleepy Weasel » Sat May 21, 2005 12:30 pm

grats dr. fugu! :)

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Post by moyism » Sat May 21, 2005 12:49 pm

whoa... Dr. Fugu eh? excellent! congrats!

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Post by Starakin » Sun May 22, 2005 2:37 am

congratulations Dr. Fugu! :D

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Post by Dembol » Sun May 22, 2005 4:12 am

Congratulations on becoming a Doctor!

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Post by kidneo66 » Sun May 22, 2005 4:53 am

doctor of what? forgive my ignorance.

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Post by MrProphet » Sun May 22, 2005 8:59 am

...of philosophy.

Congratulations, Tabetai O-sensei! 8)

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Post by hitori » Sun May 22, 2005 11:05 am

Congrats Fugu!

You should now change your title from Shifu to Hakase! hehe

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Post by FuguTabetai » Sun May 22, 2005 11:54 am

MrProphet wrote:...of philosophy.
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science actually. I always thought it was strange that it is a doctor of philosophy, since I don't know much about philosophy actually...

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Post by Sleepy Weasel » Sun May 22, 2005 12:25 pm

FuguTabetai wrote: Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science actually. I always thought it was strange that it is a doctor of philosophy, since I don't know much about philosophy actually...
"Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science" sounds even smarter! .... what is it? :P

do you help companies design components? or teach ethical programming? you don't see many computer fields that go all the way to docs.

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Post by Asunder » Sun May 22, 2005 1:34 pm

Congrats Dr. Fugu.

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Post by HappyStealer » Sun May 22, 2005 6:37 pm

Congratulations!

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Post by FuguTabetai » Sun May 22, 2005 7:23 pm

I split these posts off from the Tenjo Tenge forum. The conversation was getting a bit off topic.

I've ordered a new hard drive for my laptop, so I hope to start translating soon.

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Post by MetalGravy » Sun May 22, 2005 11:40 pm

"Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science" sounds even smarter! .... what is it?

do you help companies design components? or teach ethical programming? you don't see many computer fields that go all the way to docs.

yeah, what did you specialize in? Oh, and congragi-frikkin'-lations!

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Post by FuguTabetai » Mon May 23, 2005 7:48 am

MetalGravy wrote:
"Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science" sounds even smarter! .... what is it?

do you help companies design components? or teach ethical programming? you don't see many computer fields that go all the way to docs.

yeah, what did you specialize in? Oh, and congragi-frikkin'-lations!
I specialize in "natural language processing" - getting computers to work with text that humans use. I work on multi-lingual summarization systems. My thesis is mainly about how a computer can be given many documents in multiple different langauges, and then generate a summary of them in English using machine translation or other methods.

That is one of the reasons that I translate - I've always enjoyed using computers to tackle language programs, and I wrote a fun program to do manga translation. At some point I'm going to use all the data I've created through translation to train a statistical machine translation system just for fun.

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Post by Shinpachi » Mon May 23, 2005 7:48 am

Congrats! And here I didn't know that all this time you were translating you were also getting your doctoral.

Reminds me of a comic strip though that had a blackboard in a classroom that read "Philosophy Final Exam Question: How do I plan to make a living with a degree in philosophy?" Though, I'm sure philosophy in computer science is much more practical than just philosophy, and a doctor in anything pretty much guarantees you can always fall back to teaching at a college/university.

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Post by FuguTabetai » Mon May 23, 2005 7:50 am

Shinpachi wrote:Reminds me of a comic strip though that had a blackboard in a classroom that read "Philosophy Final Exam Question: How do I plan to make a living with a degree in philosophy?" Though, I'm sure philosophy in computer science is much more practical than just philosophy, and a doctor in anything pretty much guarantees you can always fall back to teaching at a college/university.
The degree is actually a technical one, a "Doctor of Science", but for historical reasons, all doctorate degrees are Philosophy Doctorate (Ph.D.)

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Post by Sleepy Weasel » Mon May 23, 2005 8:03 pm

FuguTabetai wrote: That is one of the reasons that I translate - I've always enjoyed using computers to tackle language programs, and I wrote a fun program to do manga translation. At some point I'm going to use all the data I've created through translation to train a statistical machine translation system just for fun.
does that mean there will be a program you can pop tenten_raw_01.jpg into and out will pop tenten_scanlation_01.jpg? :P

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Post by FuguTabetai » Mon May 23, 2005 10:30 pm

Sleepy Weasel wrote:
FuguTabetai wrote: That is one of the reasons that I translate - I've always enjoyed using computers to tackle language programs, and I wrote a fun program to do manga translation. At some point I'm going to use all the data I've created through translation to train a statistical machine translation system just for fun.
does that mean there will be a program you can pop tenten_raw_01.jpg into and out will pop tenten_scanlation_01.jpg? :P
No.

If you can string together a program to recognize text bubbles, do Japanese OCR, then machine translation, and feed into GMAO, that would be possible, but it wouldn't work well. Parts of the pipeline are missing, although I have been experimenting with the first part in GMAO. I haven't gotten anything that makes it look like an easy task though.

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