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How to validate usability of software frameworks

My thesis will produce a software framework that can be used by programmers to solve problems in a paticular domain. One of the case studies I want to do to verify the contribution I'm making is to ...
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Question is about a paper “A Block-sorting Lossless Data Compression Algorithm” by M. Burrows and D.J. Wheeler

In the paper A Block-sorting Lossless Data Compression Algorithm by M. Burrows and D.J. Wheeler Link. On page number 5. please describe this line If the original string $S$ is of the form $Z^p$ for ...
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Help with understanding why we need an expectation in the loss

I am reading the paper SV2P - Stochastic Varaiational Video Prediction (https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.11252). In it the authors use the loss shown in the image: Why do we need expectation in the ...
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How is Pure Maths utilized in Computer Science research?

How can People with a background in Mathematics pursue PhD in Computer Science" Although I have a Postgraduate degree in Mathematics with basic programming knowledge,it sounded quite interesting how ...
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What does “Temporal extent” mean?

I am reading Long-term Temporal Convolutions for Action Recognition and under the Section 3.1, I read this: To investigate the impact of long-term temporal convolutions, we here study network ...
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Practicality of Algebraic Machine Learning Methods [closed]

Last year this article was released detailing a method of high level machine learning using methods found from abstract algebra, with seemingly amazing results and claims. However, since then I have ...
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Did Date and Darwen's “Third Manifesto” have a lasting impact?

In 1995, two DB theory researchers, C.J. Date and H. Darwen, published a text with the rather impressive-sounding name "The Third Manifesto" with their ideas regarding future DBMSes, which would ...
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Great papers about actor model

I finally started working on my Master's thesis, and have a problem with literature sources. My thesis is about distributed system built on top of custom library implementing actor model. But I can't ...
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What are the recents topics of research that combine both systems research and theoretical computer science?

I am an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. For my undergraduate research, I would like to work on something that lies in the overlap between systems research and theoretical ...
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Topics from theoretical computer science suitable for a bachelor (undergrate) thesis? [closed]

Is the field of theoretical computer science so complex, that it is just "too much" for a bachelor thesis? Unfortunately I haven't found any old thesises because the relevant chair of the university ...
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Presentation topic for computational solutions to problems involving probability

I'm looking for interesting applications of computing science for finding the probability of otherwise difficult problems. This is for an undergraduate level presentation in a probability course of ...
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Gradient Descent in MLPs using Computational Graphs

I'm working through Deep Learning by Goodfellow et al. The textbook introduces backpropagation for MLPs in page 203 (http://www.deeplearningbook.org/contents/mlp.html). However, it does not expand ...
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Is Chinese Checkers a solved game

Is there a machine or algorithm available to solve the board game "Chinese checkers"? If there is please let me know about relevant material. I have already searched over internet unfortunately i am ...
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Generating a Covering Array Matrix with Simulated Annealing

I've been reading the following paper to understand how I can develop a non deterministic algorithm for test cases generation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293043297_A_two-...
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What problems are believed to have an efficient algorithm?

Just out of curiosity, What problems are believed to have an efficient algorithm, yet haven't been found such an algorithm for them? This question came up to my mind after reading about PRIMES ...
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Quantitatively speaking, what's the most popular area of computer science research?

Like this one, for example, but for computer science. Maybe some survey of that kind was conducted for CS as well?
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Algorithm that shifts points in the x-y plane to maximize distance but keep one axis constant

Suppose I am running an experiment with some subjects, and I obtain some numerical data from them. The subjects are divided into 2 experimental groups. Rather than display the means of each group in a ...
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What Computer Science projects for undergrads are mostly in demand by European and American firms? [closed]

Computer Science has a broad spectrum of disciplines ranging from AI, Big Data, Cryptography to Human Computer Interaction and Bioinformatics. I would like to know what projects are ideal for ...
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I'm looking for a construct that is to semantic-analysis what NFA/DFA are to scanning and DPDA is to parsing

What maps to Semantic Analysis the way automata like Finite State Machines and Pushdown automatons map to Lexing and Parsing? A couple of years ago I came across a paper that presented such a ...
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differences between theoretical research and applied research

What would be the differences between these two branches of research? For what I know the theoretical research is the one that will not necessarily end up with an application part, but the applied ...
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Importance of Needham–Schroeder Protocol

I'm working on a paper about model checking on cryptographic protocols and many of the papers I have read, base their approaches in the Needham-Schroeder protocol. I undestand this was one of the ...
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Soft Question : Is there any website for weak negative results?

I have noticed that while doing research in computer science you come across many weak but negative results. Now, not every negative result deserves a paper of its own. So I was wondering, is there a ...
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Gradient Direction Equation: Color Value

I've been trying to implement this paper from Boris Epshtein, Eyal Ofek, and Yonatan Wexler, the pioneers of Stroke Width Transform . On computing the gradient direction, given the equation: theta = ...
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Stroke Width Transform: Gradient Direction Computation

I've been trying to implement this paper from Boris Epshtein, Eyal Ofek, and Yonatan Wexler, the pioneers of Stroke Width Transform . Having a simple image with random texts, that underwent gray ...
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Stroke Width Transform: Gradient Direction and Rays

I've been trying to implement this paper from Boris Epshtein, Eyal Ofek, and Yonatan Wexler, the pioneers of Stroke Width Transform . Having a simple image with random texts, that underwent gray ...
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Searching related works for papers [closed]

How do you search related works for your papers? To be concrete I have implemented few techniques of indirect call promotion for pure C and want to share my results. But at first I want to understand ...
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Is there any recent research on $(2+p)$-SAT?

I've read a few papers (searched by Google Scholar) about $(2+p)$-SAT, but they're all quite old (2001 and earlier). Do newer publications exist? I'm looking for solvers, theorems and so on. I want to ...
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Classification of technologies used for communication in distributed systems

I am currently writing a State of Art about technologies used for distributed communication (like CORBA for example). I want to structure the document in way that I don't leave any subset of this ...
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Where can I read CS papers? [closed]

I am a self taught programmer, with no formal degree in CS. I have read couple of papers which were recommended on some or other blog and found them interesting. Where can I read papers on computer ...
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Is it possible to get information from websites as a human? [closed]

If I want to read any websites and get some information as names (or dates) on some part of the site as a human. What solution I could use in order to get these datas using deep learning or machine ...
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HandyAR finger tip detection and tracking

I am reading this paper Handy AR. As suggested I am adding certain quotes from paper to get basic idea of what is it about : Intro In this paper, we present and evaluate a method to use a user’...
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Keywords for the science articles search (parallel computing)

Often, similar ideas or works have vastly different namings or covers. This is a hassle for searching in distant fields, especially in a non-native language. Idea. We mathematically model (Petri ...
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Is it okay to select the best performers of test cases for scientific publication in neural network machine learning [closed]

If I split my data properly into 75% train, 15% test, and 15% validation, and there are over 100,000 samples, is it appropriate for me to train 100s of neural networks then select only a couple based ...
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Are there any research papers rethinking browser architecture? [closed]

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 ...