Author: Saeed Amen

A few ideas from natural language processing

We’re all smarter than computers! One area where we have a particular advantage is understanding human language. For computers, human language is, perhaps (excuse the pun) somewhat inhumane. After all, computers like numbers. Humans (well, some of us) also like numbers, but to communicate, unsurprisingly, we stick to using human language. It’s sheer ambiguity is…

Painting with quant analysis

To my untrained non-artistic eye, it’s difficult to say much about a single brush stroke in isolation. I suppose we can see it’s colour, its size, the general style. However, beyond that I’m kind of stuck. It’s only when we see the brush strokes of a painting on aggregate that a picture finally emerges. Suddenly…

Storing time series data

As regular readers of my posts may have realised, I kind of like burgers. It’s a simple meal, but somehow very satisfying. There’s obviously vast differences between the burgers on sale, in terms of quality. It isn’t necessarily the case that the most expensive burger will be best. In practice, excessively expensive burgers, end up…