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“CLIMATE IS WHAT YOU EXPECT, WEATHER IS WHAT YOU GET”

What factors are driving changes in climate and how can we reduce the uncertainties? Weather, the short-term conditions of the atmosphere, is not climate; but climate, the “envelope” or distribution of weather over time and space, influences the weather. If we want to...

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HOW TO GENERATE AUDIO USING TIME-FREQUENCY REPRESENTATIONS?

If I were to ask you to think about the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen, you would probably build in your mind an image of your experience. If you took a picture of that moment, you would probably agree that it represents your memory well. The reason is...

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THE “DEEP DIVE” OF NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING – 2

Deep learning – the area of machine learning generating its models from deep neural networks – has revolutionized the way we think of machine learning problems.While its disruptive force initially hit the field of computer vision with the massive adoption…

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THE “DEEP DIVE” OF NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING – 1

Natural language processing, i.e. the automated processing of human language with computers, is certainly not a new discipline. Some date it back to 1950, with Alan Turing’s famous test which a machine would pass by holding a convincingly “human” conversation…

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A TRIP THROUGH SWISS POLITICS AND HISTORY

In the project entitled “A research platform for data-driven democracy studies in Switzerland” (DemocraSci), we are performing a comprehensive analysis of the Swiss parliament archives. The project is a collaboration between the Chair of Systems Design at ETH Zürich,...

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