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Are there any research papers rethinking browser architecture?

I am interested in any research that reviews the state of affairs when it comes to browsers today, be it their concurrency models, their performance, or anything relevant to such topics. Specifically, ...
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How does a language abstract away from underlying byte machines?

So as the title suggests, How does a programing language, such as Java or C, abstract itself away from underlying byte machines? Im curious, because I know that static/dynamic typing, data ...
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How can I explain to my parents that I study programming languages?

I am currently finishing my MSc in computer science. I am interested in programming languages, especially in type systems. I got interested in research in this field and next semester I will start a ...
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Knowledge Vault - Please explain the local closed world assumption

Background I'm currently reading a paper on the google knowledge vault here : http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~nlao/publication/2014.kdd.pdf. I'm having trouble with the Local Closed World Assumption (LCWA). ...
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Are there any papers published proving how University Time Table Scheduling Problem is NP-Complete?

I have been researching on finding optimal solutions to generating University Time Table using Genetic Algorithm. I am searching for a Academic Paper, that properly defines the University Time Table ...
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The 50 value problems in TAoCP [closed]

This is just a question for fun and specifically for those who have read the reference pervasively. I have been reading the work of Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming and struggling and having a ...
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Why computer science papers rarely use advanced mathematics? [closed]

I am a M.Sc. student in computer science, working on information networks and recommender systems. This days when I went through the top-tier conferences papers in the field I have seen most of them ...
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“Programing in goals” as an alternative to defining APIs (from B. Victor's talk The Future of Programming )

In his talk The Future of Programming, in the third section of the talk about "programming using goals", Bret Victor says this: https://vimeo.com/71278954 [15:20] What won't work, what would ...
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Computer science fields that deal with peer-to-peer systems

I'm an undergraduate and am looking forward to becoming an academic; do the whole PhD stuff and start doing research. I'm interested in a variety of computer science related things but lately P2P ...
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Books on how to approach an IT research subject? [closed]

Are there any recommended books or other sources about research in IT? For example, I want to do some research on the subject 'Internet of things'. What would be the best way to approach this? What ...
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What is a conventional format for presenting algorithms?

I'm writing a technical paper and the review committee wants my methodology to be represented in a conventional algorithm format. I've been searching all over the web for the conventional structure ...
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As a wannabe computer “scientist” I have problems differentiating theory and practice [closed]

Specifically I'm studying towards a research degree in HCI (human computer interaction). I have problems however differentiating theory and practice, or science and engineering. I know science is ...
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In computer science how is using passive voice regarded?

A soft question, when I was in high school and in University I took scientific writing classes and people told me I should use passive voice as much as possible to sound objective, but when I entered ...
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Programming languages for genetic engineering [closed]

I'm interested in getting a Ph.D. and would love to work on a project such the GEC project at Microsoft Research, which studies the application of programming languages for synthetic biology and ...
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What areas in EE overlap closely with CS

I am doing bachelors in Electronics & Communication Engg.. But most of my work happened to be in Web development.. I am thinking to do my bachelor thesis which very closely overlaps with my recent ...
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Where can I find a short and 'easy' peer reviewed paper on something from computability, decidability or complexity?

It's a homework assignment, we were asked to read, understand, and present to our colleagues a short paper/article (suggested 4-6 pages) for our Computability, Decidability or Complexity class. The ...
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Acquiring the necessary background for research

I'm starting my mater's thesis in computer science. I'm interested in computational Origami (algorithms mainly); I've read a little about the subject and I'm worried because I lack some of the ...