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Watson still far from perfect.

As has been displayed on Jeopardy the past couple of days, Watson is not quite perfect. The problem is quite complex, but I’ll do my best to describe it. Watson takes a question and determines keywords then returns an answer. Depending on the keywords that are picked it will gauge how strongly the answer can be trusted.

This is sort of the system most people use with Google. Take a question you have, take keywords from that question and then plug it into the Google search engine. You can actually get some of the same results from Google with the full questions from Jeopardy, though certainly not all of them. The reason for this is Google obviously only uses keywords and won’t take full text then determine keywords on its own.

IBM still has a few things to tweak, and possibly quite a few more things to program in, before Watson will be completely ready. I have a few ideas in mind, though I’m sure its stuff the brains at IBM have already thought of. Off to draw up flowcharts with the ideas already in practice vs my idea, just for fun.

Filed under : Computers,Technology
By dhert
On February 16, 2011
At 3:30 pm
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Book Reviews in the Works

I recently finished reading my 4th book in the past 3 weeks.  I also hadn’t posted any book reviews from before those books.  Suffices to say that those are in the works and will be posted in the coming weeks. I will also post my iPhone 4 roundup along with all of them.

Filed under : Books,Cell Phones,Computers,Technology
By dhert
On July 5, 2010
At 3:48 pm
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New layout

Decided that I was tired of the old layout and wanted something newer and brighter.  I hope anyone that visits the site appreciates the update.

Filed under : Computers,Technology
By dhert
On February 9, 2010
At 12:25 pm
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Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable is probably the worst internet service I’ve had in my entire life. If you have the choice between TWC and any other internet company, always choose the other company (unless that company has a worse track record).

Filed under : Technology
By dhert
On August 25, 2008
At 9:11 pm
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My D-link router

Apparently downloading overnight on my D-link router sends it into a dying panic that usually takes at least a week to recover from… I don’t understand it.  I have a Linksys backup thats never failed me (only replaced it so I could actually play on Xbox Live, which I hardly ever do anymore… so).  I think I might just take a sledge hammer to it, now that sounds like fun.

Filed under : Computers,Technology
By dhert
On June 4, 2008
At 9:30 pm
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iPhone deliciousness

Apparently my iPhone just got better, I can update the blog with it. Now that may not seem like anything special to someone who doesn’t have an iPhone, but to someone who was just checking to see if it would work its pretty incredible. Though the small framing means I probably won’t ever do this again.

Filed under : Cell Phones,Technology
By dhert
On May 31, 2008
At 2:22 am
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