February 8th, 2004


I *am* learning wizardry

The current hardbound tome I am working through has, in the last several pages I've read:

Vapnik's Optimal Separating Hyperplanes
... by imposing some heavy restrictions on the class,... we have avoided the curse of dimensionality.
Am I reading Elements of Statistical Learning or The Player's Handbook?

  • Current Mood

eggcorn sighting

My undergrad ment-ee just wrote the following very interesting eggcorn:
we start out with 585951 pain-stakingly hand-labeled data, and 738723 unlabeled data.
(bold mine).

I would bet my neat hat that this word comes from "pains-takingly". But I understand why he would decide it in this direction.