XQuery and XPath subscripting

Today I took a long time, together with folks from the eXist-DB Community (thanks Luca Guariento and line0 for the brainstorming), to figure out why a function was receiving a node sequence instead of a single node. The question was why using this code was not working: And fn:lower-case was complaining for receiving a sequence […]

On Publishing Quality Journals

I am the editor of Linguamática for more a dozen years. It is a journal on Natural Language Processing, with emphasis on the languages from the Iberian Peninsula. Every time a new issue is published, I use a good amount of hours editing the authors articles. Not just fixing \(\LaTeX\) glitches, that some authors are […]

Abbreviations on TEI

I have been using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines to encode dictionaries. I used it originally in Dicionário Aberto, and more recently in a work with the Portuguese Dictionary of the Lisbon Science Academy. In the last week I started teaching a course on Digital Lexicography (do not ask what that is, it is just […]

Plotting functions with LaTeX & Tikz

I’ve been working on some notes for my students on Neural Networks. I am using Pandoc to write the text, and convert it back to LaTeX for PDF generation, and to HTML, for making the documents available online. In a future post I might talk about Pandoc, but for now, I want to share something […]

Arango::Tango Perl 5 Module

(cross posted from blogs.perl.org) I am planning on a new project, and a friend suggested me to look to Arango, as an alternative do Mongo, specially because it includes a graphs query language integrated. As I am not really used to Mongo at all, decided to give it a try. Unfortunately I did not find […]