Book and publishing history 🚟
Commission study on remuneration of authors of books and scientific journals, translators, journalists and visual artists for the use of their works
"A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market."
Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽
Fisher Information Matrix
Concise account of the uses of the Fisher Information Matrix.
An Outsider's Tour of Reinforcement Learning
""" An Outsider's Tour of Reinforcement Learning Ben Recht • Updated: Jun 25, 2018 Table of Contents. Make It Happen. Reinforcement Learning as prescriptive analytics. Total Control. Reinforcement Learning as Optimal Control. The Linearization Principle. If a machine learning algorithm does crazy things when restricted to linear models, it’s going to do crazy things on complex nonlinear models too. The Linear Quadratic Regulator. A quick intro to LQR as why it is a great baseline for benchmarking Reinforcement Learning. A Game of Chance to You to Him Is One of Real Skill. Laying out the rules of the RL Game and comparing to Iterative Learning Control. The Policy of Truth. Policy Gradient is a Gradient Free Optimization Method. A Model, You Know What I Mean? Nominal control and the power of models. Updates on Policy Gradients. Can we fix policy gradient with algorithmic enhancements? Clues for Which I Search and Choose. Simple methods solve apparently complex RL benchmarks. The Best Things in Life Are Model Free. PID control and its connection to optimization methods popular in machine learning. Catching Signals That Sound in the Dark. PID for iterative learning control. Lost Horizons. Relating popular techniques from RL to methods from Model Predictive Control. Coarse-ID Control. Combining high-dimensional statistics and robust optimization for the data-driven control of uncertain systems. Towards Actionable Intelligence. """
Information and Geisteswissenschaften 🏺
Sinographs by the numbers
Wonderful post about rare Chinese characters (and unicode) by Victor Mair.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
Am 24. März 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr findet der virtuelle Hands-On Workshop des DFG-Projekts „Mediatheken der Darstellenden Kunst digital vernetzen“ statt. Der Hands-On-Workshop “Mediatheken vernetzen” wird erste Einblicke in das Online-Rechercheportal für…via DHd-Blog February 15, 2022
I'm following Phillip Compeau's online biology+math course, and it starts out with reaction-diffusion systems. I've played with them several times before, most recently in 2019, but with this course it finally "clicked" how they work. …via Blobs in Games February 12, 2022
I’ve been trying to write this blog post for about four months now. Unsuccessfully, I might add. Most of the writing has been in my head. I really struggle with writing. So much so that it has often made me question whether I’ve chosen the right career pa…via Scholars’ Lab January 19, 2022
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