A friendly introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning
has good slide showing how hidden layers combine to learn nonlinear decision boundaries
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What The Oddities Of The English Language Can Teach Us About Its Complex History
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transcript of chris manning maxent lecture
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The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone
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Who Haunts The Haunter?
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Implementing VisiCalc
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Inclusive - Microsoft Design
Look in the manual, for the "personas" section for the great grid on types of disability and permanence.
accessibility  design  microsoft  reference 
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