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A taxonomist's guide to Homo sapiens computans

King, David (2013). A taxonomist's guide to Homo sapiens computans. In: TDWG 2013, 27 Oct - 1 Nov 2013, Florence, Italy.

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This lightning talk will introduce biodiversity researchers to the sub-species of humans known as 'computer scientists'. This is a particularly fruitful area of study owing to the rapid speciation evident in the population. From the original off-shoot of mathematicians to today's bewildering variety of specialists, the talk aims to introduce the legacy population of Homo sapiens sapiens to the subtleties of interacting with their recently evolved cousins.

Along the way, the talk will include other nuggets such as the difference between data mining (it is lucrative) and text mining (it is not).

This talk should be of interest to someone.

Note, the organisers of TDWG will probably want to make it clear that all views expressed are purely those of the presenter and yes the presenter's mother was a computer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 David King
Keywords: humour; homo sapiens computans
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39142
Depositing User: David King
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 23:04
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