dirk hovy

2017/09/19, 06:46AM
BLOG: Conference sizes in NLP are growing exponentially, which will likely affect how we review, organize, and experience conferences in the future. Some thoughts based on my observations at ACL and EMNLP.

2016/10/22, 04:59AM
BLOG: I had some time and analyzed the US presidential debates from a quantitative point of view. Turns out the candidates differ even beyond their messages.

“Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum”
Baz Luhrman―Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)


When designing websites, I used to focus on programming the dynamic elements with MySQL and PHP, using CSS mainly to style certain elements. Later, I concentrated increasingly on the new, strict web standards to produce semantic markup, separating content from layout via CSS. Semantic markup also means using tags only according to their semantic function/content, i.e., enclosing headings in heading tags and using tables only to present tabular data, not for layout purposes.
This site was rebuild to comply to those standards.

One thing concerning terminology: layout to me is something that happens on scratch paper or in Photoshop — general decisions about the colors or fonts used, and where to place the elements on the page. Design is the process of implementing the creative masterplan laid out in the, well, layout. This happens in CSS, script languages, and HTML. It is very much concerned with the usability of a website, something that is of less importance for the layout.

NAACL HLT 2012 Conference
NAACL HLT 2012 (2012)
Website of the NAACL conference 2012 in Montreal.
Responsibility: Layout, programming, and administration (logo design by Lucy Roark, hosted by Andrew Philpot).
Techniques: CSS, PHP, HTML
dg.o 2008 Conference
dg.o 2008 (2007)
Another collaboration with Andrew Philpot. Website for a conference of the Digital Government Society of North America.
Responsibility: Layout, original design, and implementation.
Techniques: CSS, PHP, HTML
CKID (2007)
Together with Andrew Philpot. My first encounter with Joomla: the Center for Knowledge Integration and Discovery at ISI.
Responsibility: Mainly layout and design, some content, and implementation.
Techniques: CSS, PHP, HTML
Tageblock (2005)
A literary blog for two strange weirdoes: wild and confused…
Responsibility: Layout, design, programming, administration and contributions.
Techniques: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS
Rothkarlar (2005)
Homepage of a re-enactment group.
Responsibility: Layout, design, programming and administration.
Techniques: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS
Picselo: Admin / Picture Search
Picselo (2005)
Development of a picture database and according administration tools for Linguistics Online.
Not for public access…
Responsibility: Layout, design, and programming.
Techniques: HTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
Virtual Center for Teacher Training Homepage
Administration sites for VCT (2005)
Contribution to the online teacher training.
Not for public access…
Responsibility: Database administration tools.
Techniques: HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL
Linguistics Online Homepage
Administration sites for Linguistics Online (2004)
Contribution to the Virtual Linguistics Campus of the university of Marburg.
Not for public access…
Responsibility: Database administration tools and dynamic pages.
Techniques: HTML, PHP, MySQL
Reenactment-Bedarf (2004)
Online-Shop for medieval tents and gear.
Responsibility: Layout, design, programming and administration.
Techniques: HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS
Thjoregard (2002)
My first real homepage. No longer online, but still the first one…
Responsibility: Layout, design, programming and administration.
Techniques: HTML, JavaScript

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