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by jekbradbury
Fri May 06, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6550

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

By "before the end of May" do you mean we can submit a computer player up until May 31? If so I think I can put together a MetaMind submission.
by jekbradbury
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" General Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 5501

Re: General Discussion

I wrote the CS. The slightly heterodox approach (skewing towards applied and under-asked topics) was intentional -- I wrote on things I know about, and to a certain extent on relatively "stanfordy" things -- and I think at least some of the players at our site enjoyed it. I'm happy to take criticism...
by jekbradbury
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 28880

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

This was probably my favorite high school set ever. Thanks to everyone who worked on it, but especially to Adam Silverman, whose science questions were absolutely marvelous (making me disappointed that I was reading rather than playing) and should end the debate about whether it's possible to write ...
by jekbradbury
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT
Replies: 25
Views: 12707

Re: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT

A group presenting at the cs224d.stanford.edu poster session yesterday (the class is taught by Mohit's former boss Richard Socher, who mentioned QANTA in class) said they got 5% better performance than QANTA on both history and lit using Tree-LSTMs. So the race is on :smile: and the question dataset...
by jekbradbury
Wed May 06, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question classification
Replies: 16
Views: 6250

Re: Question classification

I found fairly good results last year for question classification using an oldish and not very popular machine learning technique called Latent Dirichlet Allocation (a type of generative topic model); that might be worth looking into. Feel free to email/DM me if you want more details, though classif...
by jekbradbury
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 30613

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

I never got a chance to play Questions Concerning Technology and have specifically avoided looking at it in case I somehow got an opportunity to play it against others who also haven't seen it I was wondering if there was anyone else in that situation...I would be willing to play TQCT at any time i...
by jekbradbury
Fri May 02, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 49007

Re: community question clinic

As long as we're pummeling Jerry with physics questions... I wrote this for ACF Nats; like virtually all of our disgustingly late packet it wasn't used. Benji was almost sure it would show up in the rejects packet because he thought (probably correctly) that it wasn't actually gettable. What I'm won...
by jekbradbury
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DI specific question discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6180

Re: DI specific question discussion

I also negged with "compactness" (on the same tossup in DII); in my analysis class only the second version of Bolzano-Weierstrass that Jonah just described was discussed explicitly.
by jekbradbury
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 6100

Re: Keeping up with current events

Read m.politico.com/playbook.cfm every morning and you will know all of the (US political) news. But I've already told you that.
by jekbradbury
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: KABO Question Specific Discussion

I'm a bit torn. I really like the idea of writing a tossup on security cameras or telenovelas, but the tossups with the most creative answer lines were also the tossups that were most nearly "figure-it-out-bowl" and didn't distinguish well between different levels of knowledge as much as different l...
by jekbradbury
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15096

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I can't make it Sunday and would definitely want to play the tech tournament if it were Saturday, but I'm guessing that's the case for a lot of people with a lot of side events and they can't exactly all be on Saturday.
by jekbradbury
Mon May 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 35342

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

a history tossup on Western Sahara This made me happy (as did the rest of the Kyle Haddad-Fonda effect, whoever should be blamed for it). I noticed a few inappropriately hard organic chem questions when watching the stream. Is this really the audience for tossups on reduction reactions, palladium, ...
by jekbradbury
Mon May 28, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 35342

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

t seems that in play, the same neg was made a lot (Centennial, Loyola, and the two other teams we asked all had the exact same neg in the exact same place. That accounts for at least 5 of the 10 gamerooms.) I realized that it was a stupid buzz as soon as I made it, and realized what the actual answ...
by jekbradbury
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 4935

Re: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion

I didn't hear the giveaway to the stress question (could someone post the question text?), but I agree that it probably isn't a good idea to toss it up at all at the high school level, unless there are late clues that lots of people know--and I definitely can't think of any right now.
by jekbradbury
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 4935

Re: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion

On the question about potential energy, the first clue read something like "If a field is not irrotational [or also something else that is more or less synonymous], then this cannot be defined." I buzzed there, said "potential," and was negged without prompting, because the answer line said not to a...
by jekbradbury
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 11823

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

Generally speaking, I really liked the set today. In particular, I think you guys did an excellent job with writing questions that were clear, tight, and accessible--there were very few confusing questions and, as far as I can remember, no extraneously difficult ones. There was one factual error tha...
by jekbradbury
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 81519

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Brian is pretty good, but I'm pretty sure he is a senior. Also, I hope that the efforts of TJ and UMd (and hopefully some others) to reach out more to non-circuit teams for upcoming tournaments (there are well over a hundred! and that's just It's Ac; there's still an entire state league...) bear som...
by jekbradbury
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13266

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

People often complain, probably too often, about how bonuses at some tournament or another were too variable. But sometimes it really is pretty egregious. Tereus guides two characters in this play to the land of the title creatures. For 10 points each: [10] Name this play in which Peithetairos and E...
by jekbradbury
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13266

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

One bonus incorrectly claimed that every country in the European Union uses the Euro. This may have led some teams to second-guess themselves and answer "euro zone" or something similar.