LFCS Seminar

13 January 2010

Programming Language Ideas Escape the Lab: A Declarative Data Description Language for Managing Ad Hoc Data

Kathleen Fisher
AT&T Labs Research
4pm Thursday, 14th January, 2009
Room 4.31/33, Informatics Forum

Links: Seminar abstract; LFCS Seminar series

This talk describes the PADS data description language, which allows existing ad-hoc data to be processed into well-behaved standardised formats like XML. There are even machine learning algorithms to automatically infer appropriate PADS descriptions from a body of sample data. The work described is based on a range of advances in the theory of programming languages and machine learning.

Kathleen Fisher is an excellent speaker, visiting Edinburgh from the US, and I recommend this seminar for those interested in the APL course.

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Another room change

13 January 2010

From this Thursday lectures will be in AT2.11, not AT2.14. This is still in the Appleton Tower, on the same floor, but down at the end of the corridor. The room is smaller, but the seats (a) have desks in front and (b) do line up with the screen.