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Our paper on the values found in fairy tales from some European countries has been published. We studied how values are explicitly present in tales from Germany, Italy and Portugal using various NLP techniques, but most notably Word2Vec and Word Embedding with a Compass. We visualise synchronic semantic variation to show certain differences based on observations of the corpus, some of them already observed in previous literature. A discussed example in our findings is how motherhood in Germany is strongly related to generosity, whereas in Italy and Portugal it has stronger relationship to wisdom.

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@folklore @linguistics @bookstodon

I couldn't stop thinking about the Meta AI chatbot that made up a human experience in a parenting Facebook group - so I wrote about why online communities are for people, not chatbots. Decades of social computing research tells us that information seeking in online communities is as much about shared experiences and human connection as it is about getting an answer. Maybe generative AI shouldn't be *everywhere* doing *everything*.

@pixelfed I think one of the big challenges fedi media sites face is the warring factions regarding people getting paid. DeviantArt enables/encourages people to make money on their art (which is maybe contributing to its rapid enshittification, but also why a lot of struggling artists depended on it for so long). Fedi users are often overtly hostile to money changing hands, but most artists either get paid a little something for their art or they simply can't afford to do very much art.

Artists and DeviantArt users, what features would you like to see in Pixelfed?

#askFedi #DeviantArt

Traditional product tours can be a hindrance to active users. Instead, onboarding should be designed with active users in mind, making guidance accessible throughout the product experience.

#ProductDesign #UX #UXDesign

Nel 2024, per la prima volta, si ha finalmente la sensazione di avere una massa critica di persone e piattaforme interessate a ridare vita a Internet per riportare in vita ciò che abbiamo perso e creare qualcosa di nuovo. Solo nell'ultima settimana ci sono state conversazioni fra #Mastodon, #Flipboard, #TheVerge, #Buttondown, #WriteFreely e diversi co-autori della specifica #ActivityPub. C'è la sensazione palpabile che questo possa essere l'anno del web aperto!

Asta delle biciclette recupeeare alla ciclofficona di Segrate - Domenica 19 maggio, parco Europa

#Wikidata currently holds information on almost 20000 periodicals published worldwide before 1930: But, as one would suspect, quality of data and coverage differs widely between regions.

So, if you work on periodicals, particularly those published outside the Global North and major centres of publication, consider adding your knowledge to Wikidata for others to link to and discover these awesome resources.

#PeriodicalStudies #multilingualDH #CrowdSourcing #DecoloniseKnowledge #DH #DigitalHumanities #LOD #SemanticWeb

In our latest guide Bellingcat researcher Annique Mossou explains how you can use free-to-access satellite data to track the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank…

Please reboost!

Trying something new, everyone is guaranteed an interview! Open interviews! For a limited time no one will be skipped (except for clear cases of abuse).

So we still have about 10 more 100% remote positions to hire for full-time market-fair positions here at QOTO/CleverThis.

100% remote, work from anywhere, even the beach, market-fair offers. Ethics first, we treat our people like family.

We have an urgent need for Machine learning experts with a background in NLP and Deep Learning (Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks). There is a focus on Knowledge Graphs, Mathematics, Java, C, looking for Polyglots.

We are an open-source first company, we give back heavily to the OSS community.

We need everything from jr to sr, data scientist to programmer. If your IT and your good, you might be a fit.

I will personally be both your direct boss, and hiring manager. I am also the founder and inventor.

The NLP position can be found at this link, other positions can be found on the menu bar on the left:

If you would like to submit yourself for an interview, which for a limited time I am guaranteeing you will get a first stage interview, then you can submit your application here, and even schedule your interview as you apply, instantly!

For those of you who cant schedule during core hours you can schedule in my free time if you’d like a chance (the company doesnt have fixed hours):

Apparently just these days Google have discovered web search. To use it, I had to dig into other search results and click on "Web"

This is why I use instead.

This reminds of the time I met a couple of musician union reps at a party. I was interested to hear their thoughts file sharing and illegal downloads, this being the late nineties. For them the issue was insignificant compared to how little musicians got paid.

This surprised me because the public debate had been all about how musicians were being ripped off by people uploading cds and sharing songs via new technogy. Plus ca change.

We forget that for the vast majority of those earning a living from creative endeavours are wage earners.

The problem of getting a fair day's pay for a fair day's work betting over shadowed by 'new' problems isn't new.

When 18th century french weavers threw their sandals into the cogs of the new automatic weaving machines, they weren't luddites protesting the new technology. They were telling the bosses that your machines are only as good as those who used them.

.bg want to illustrate an article on bread prices in Bulgaria. What I see is overdoing the job.

After having studied how v4 could illustrate fairy tales (for anyone interested, ) I really want to research more about what stops GenAI from overdoing it with bread around a baker. The greatest obstacle I encounter is the obscurity of most models that engage with . It's practically useless, because the creators of such models prefer to be very secretive about what they do. The one exception reported results that do not seem to be reproducible (

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Като част от инициативата за подпомагане на българската общност във федисферата (федиверса), имам намерение да проведа серия от анкети. Все още се опитвам да формулирам полезни теми и въпроси, но тук ще направя един първи опит. Мисля, че ако ви интересува българоезичната общност тук, ще ви бъдат полезни. Вижте въпросите в дискусията под този пост #bgpoll


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