Consciousness Explained

The quasivisual nature of the phenomenology of comprehension has been almost entirely ignored by researchers in cognitive science, particularly in Artificial Intelligence, who have attempted to create language-understanding computer systems. Why have they turned their beck on the phenomenology? Probably largely beceuse of their conviction that the phenomenology, however real and fascinating, is nonfunctional — a wheel that turns but engages none of the important machinery of comprehension. (Sunday, October 19, 2014, 04:53 PM, page 56)

Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing

Sometimes it felt a bit out-dated but the explanations of various algorithms and principles was very good and understanable. (Church and Mercer 1993: 1 (Friday, December 05, 2014, 03:36 PM, page 65) Virginia Electronic Text Center (see the website) (Friday, December 05, 2014, 03:37 PM, page 66) in general about 90% of periods are sentence boundary indicators (Riley 198 (Monday, December 08, 2014, 04:19 PM, page 163)

How to Win Friends and Influence People

One of the oldest self-help books. I am not the intended audience. I couldn’t follow his rules and being true to myself, authentic and consistent.

It Starts With Food

Whole30 diet, not very good for vegans and vegetarians :)

J. S. Bach

Knížka, kterou jsem si opakovaně půjčoval z adamovské knihovny. Byl jsem snad jediný.


“Why take five hundred pages,” he asks, “to develop an idea whose oral demonstration fits into a few minutes?” (Thursday, June 19, 2014, 07:14 PM, page 155) As the Argentine novelist Ernesto Sábato remarked in 1945, “if Borges were French or Czech, we would all be reading him enthusiastically in bad translations.” (Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:43 AM, page 303-4)

Metamagical Themas

An anthology of Hofstadter’s articles in Scientific American

Slova a pravidla

Knížka od Pinkera. Přestal jsem ji číst, protože nesouhlasím s teorií, kterou tam Pinker popisuje. Obsahuje spoustu pěkných příkladů, ale jejich interpretace mě rozčilovala, tak jsem ji asi v půlce odložil.

The Book of Why

Not very engaging but definitely important topic of correlation, causation, statistics and AI.

The Parasitic Mind

Bit misleading title for the book full of angry arguments against overly liberal policies mainly in USA. I stopped listening to the audio version of the book circa in the middle.

Think and Grow Rich

Self-help book from 1937. After reading so many self-help book before this one, I realized it gets boring…

When Things Fall Apart

A soothing voice will tell you how to cope with problems in your life, but not how to solve them.