Category Archives: good reading

Is running a company easier than picking a cereal?

NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed Jonah Lehrer today who has a new book out about how humans make decisions.  A couple of topics dominated the interview: An overload of choices make decision-making much more difficult since our pre-frontal cortex can only handle a small number of choices at a time (somewhere between 5 and 12) Several [...]

New Manning-Schutze book (co-authored with P. Raghavan)

I just came across the new Manning-Schutze book (authors of “Foundations of Statistical NLP” (FSNLP) that I mentioned in my previous post).  They have co-authored this one with Prabhakar Raghavan (Verity, Yahoo, Stanford, etc.).  The book is titled “Introduction to Information Retrieval.”  It is still in pre-print and you can obtain an electronic version of [...]