Phil 10.24.17

7:00 – 5:00 ASRC MKT

  • Overview (Research Browser-ish) and their blog. Here it is working with the serendipity corpus: OverviewText
  • Google is doing a lot to map art with ML, but it lacks a sense of meaning
  • Found Visualization of Topic-Sentiment Dynamics in Crowdfunding Projects. Put it in the phase 2 lit review
  • It shouldn’t be called the Polarization Game. Need a title. Maybe something from myth?
  • Continuing with Suppressing the Search Engine Manipulation Effect
    • In the discussion of Order effects, they talk about primacy effects of lists. A quick Scholar search didn’t turn up any studies of primacy effects of maps (like maybe preference for the local area), but some poking around in this space turned up this: Maps of Bounded Rationality: Psychology for Behavioral Economics
  • Back to game design. Having a problem with integrating PHPUnit and RedbeanPHP. Getting this message when I have two or more tests to run: RedBeanPHP\RedException : A database has already been specified for this key.
    • The answer was to add –process-isolation to the TestRunner args:processIsolation
    • BTW, clicking on the blue “info” box at the right of the field will bring up the args allowed
    • I went looking for a way to #ifdef some basic exercising code that I like to add at the bottom of php files. Couldn’t find anything, but I figured out this pattern for file SomeClass.php:
      class SomeClass
          public function doStuff(){echo "stuff done!;}
      if(strpos($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'], "SomeClass.php" )){
          printf("running from %s\n", $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);
          $sc = new SomeClass();
    • This will only run if the file containing the code is executed directly. It won’t run when called by phpUNIT, for example

4:00 – 4:30

  • Chat with Stan about ML to recognize signal outliers. We talked about GAs for a while, and I sent him Zhenping’s ppt.