Showing posts from November, 2012

Beaujolais nouveau: anagrams and Cambridge University research

According to a researcher (hic) at Salonic  University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is the quantity of Beaujolais Nouveau wine you have drunk before. This external advertising panel outside a Nicolas shop distills: "Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé" in a drunkard anagram: " Le beuajolias nuovaeu est avriré ". See what it does to the poor Alan Parsons Project . The ad takes on the September 2003 hoax on the unimportance of the order of letters, according to a forged  researcher (sic) at Cambridge University ( Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy ). Even if not completely invalid, the hoax may be checked with Switcharoo! ( Order of letters in a word doesn't matter? The hell it ... ). For instance, it kinda works on Wim Sweldens' definition of the wavelet in the introduction for his PhD thesis, Construction and Application of Wavelets in Numerical Analysis, in 1994 (see the scrambl

ICASSP 2013: Special sessions

ICASSP 2013 (to to held in Vancouver, Canada, May 2013) deadline has been nicely extended to November 30th, 2012. (Rare) updates on Twitter . From the grapevine , the accepted special session list includes the following: Organizers: Mark Plumbley, Dimitris Giannoulis, Mathieu Lagrange Title: Acoustic Event Detection and Scene Analysis. Organizers: Mauro Barni, Fernando Pérez-González Title: Advances in adversary-aware signal processing. Organizers: Tao Zhang and Philip Loizou Title: Challenges, Solutions and Future Directions in Signal Processing Research for Hearing Instruments. Organizers: Ali N. Akansu and Ilya Pollak Title: Financial Signal Processing and Electronic Trading. Organizers: Li Deng, Geoff Hinton, Brian Kingsbury Title: New types of deep neural network learning for speech recognition and related applications. Organizers: Laurent Duval , Leonardo T. Duarte , Christian Jutten Title: Signal Processing for Chemical Sensing . Organizers: Y

SEG 2012: From Las Vegas with notes

Back in 2002 ICASSP , i thought Orlando had a little something... artificial. Fake trees, weird hotels. Ten years later in 2012 SEG (Society of Explorations Geophysicists) annual meeting in Las Vegas, well the fake fragrance mixes even more with air conditioned, and the weather is really cool. No need to keep twitting on the event because Matt Hall at Agile* does it already. The papers i'll have to study a little deeper are the following: Bandwidth enhancement by inverse-Q filtering or time-varying Wiener deconvolution? (Mirko van der Baan), getting the best out of the two techniques. Decon in the log domain with variable gain (Jon Claerbout, Qiang Fu, and Antoine Guitton), revisiting Ricker and Wiener in white/black/white Gabor deconvolution using regularized smoothing (Zengbao Chen et al.), adding regularization on Margrave decon. Guided seismic-to-well tying based on dynamic time warping (Roberto Henry Herrera and Mirko van der Baan) I'm keeping a last word