Technical English Writing

Finally… I finish something that I’ve started! 😀 To sum up, here are the summarized notes of the Technical English course that I got on my first year of PhD, focused only on the writing style. part 1: about formal writing style and how to utilize a concordancer part 2: all about articles! part 3: all about choosing the right form and the pronoun one part 4: extra information clauses, all about paraphrasing, and mistake READ MORE

Technical English Course (part 2)

Oh, it has been a while since I wrote the first part. I know, I have this tendency to start something then sometimes suddenly lose interest in continuing or finishing it ^^;. But no, I refuse to be like that anymore! *for the sake of the PhD study I’ve started :p* That’s why I will continue to write on this topic until the end.

When should I tell?

(source: taken from Yeah… it should either be the night before or… never. But never seems impossible since there will be a project meeting while I’m away. Hmmmh… actually I plan to tell her after we submit the paper, “By the way, since we submit the paper already, I want to tell you that I have a plan to leave for vacation for two weeks. I hope you don’t mind.”. Will stick to that READ MORE

Main NLP/CL 2014 Conference Deadlines

Here is the list of deadlines for main Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics (CL) conferences in 2014. Conference Submission Date Notification Date Conference Date Location ICML 2014 (cycle 1 submission) Oct 3, 2013 Dec 9, 2013 Jun 22-24, 2014 Beijing, China LREC 2014 Oct 15, 2013 Jan 31, 2014 May 28-30, 2014 Reykjavik, Iceland EACL 2014 (long paper) Oct 18, 2013 Dec 20, 2013 Apr 28-30, 2014 Gothenburg, Sweden EACL 2014 (short paper) READ MORE

Technical English Course (part 1)

While I’m still at my writing mood, I will try to share some knowledge I got from this cool course that I attended here: Technical English. It is basically a course to help the students improving their ability in academic scientific writing and delivering a presentation. No lesson about grammar was taught, instead we looked into the common grammar mistakes that people usually do in writing. I found this course really helpful, so… here I’m READ MORE

Paramita? or Paramita :)

So, after I finished my master thesis, and finally got my degree, my supervisor proposed to write a paper out of the thesis. I thought, why not? Some publications can always add more points to your CV. When it was time for the submission, I was in such a great dilemma regarding… my name! 😀 What should I put as my name?? FYI, I only have a single name, Paramita. No last name. In the READ MORE

2012-10-12: Defense Day

October 12, 2012. It’s been more than 3 weeks, but every minute of that day is still fresh in my memory. A very memorable day indeed 🙂 The day started very early, since they scheduled my defense to be at 9 AM. It’s pretty good actually, less time to feel anxious, and I was released from the pressure since early in the morning. I was the second person to go, after my friend, my LCT READ MORE

Thesis… Submitted!

Finally, exactly 2 weeks before the D-Day a.k.a defense day, I managed to finish my thesis and submitted 3 bound copies to the university. Why 3 I’m not sure, one of them will go to university library, and I’m supposed to get one back after the defense, the other one… perhaps because I have co-supervisor in different university. I really like it that we don’t have to make a hardcover of the thesis, we just READ MORE