Free research help, editing and article downloads for LessWrong

post by jsalvatier · 2011-09-06T21:13:05.226Z · score: 55 (56 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 442 comments

Update: Please use the most recent thread.

The LW Public Goods Team wants to encourage useful research projects (as well other kinds of projects) for the LW community. If you're interested in doing this kind of work, you might run into a problem that is best solved by good outside assistance. Without assistance you might get discouraged and stop working on the project or never even start it. We want to help you avoid that. Do you

Then, we want to help!

How do you request such help? For now, I think the best way is to post to the discussion section about your problem. That way other interested people can also provide help and be interested in your research. If you feel uncomfortable doing this, you may post to the public goods team mailing list (lw-public-goods-team@googlegroups.com) or if it's not too long after this was posted, post in the comments.

I personally commit to doing at least 3 hours a week of tasks like these for people doing LessWrong related projects (assuming demand for it; I'll be keeping a log) for at least the next month. Morendil has committed to doing at least an hour of this and atucker has promised to some as well.

Our goal is to find out whether this kind of help is effective and encourages people. If this kind of assistance turns out to be valuable, we'll continue to offer it.

If you would like to volunteer some time (a little or a lot), say so in the comments!

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comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-10T22:56:03.952Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This has turned out to be an incredibly useful page. Thanks again, John! I wish I could upvote the article again.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-11T01:19:50.613Z · score: 11 (11 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This post is, I think, an excellent demonstration of what I keep telling people: if you can commit even a little bit of time over a long period doing something that people aren't voluntarily doing already, you can do something pretty useful.

For this patience claim, I usually use examples like Wikipedia articles or FAQs or self-experiments, but this page is also a good example: for a bit of menial annoying (but otherwise undemanding) work, John has materially assisted me in multiple articles (sunk costs, iodine, and lithium among others).

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T22:05:41.777Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

And now others are helping and asking for help! It warms my heart.

You made me smile lots. Thanks :)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T22:10:05.517Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm glad I could help!

The thing that really turned out to be useful, I think, is the inter library loan and the ease with which the university of washington lets you use it (no fees and just a simple web form). I wonder if we could get you and gwern direct access to it somehow. If it were my account, I'd just give you my login, but it's a borrowed account itself.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-21T22:35:08.714Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I wonder if we could get you and gwern direct access to it somehow.

That might be a little dangerous. When I was using SUNY SBU's ILL for my own projects and filling occasional requests, I eventually got cut off for over-use...

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-22T14:47:34.878Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Okay, so we need to find someone who doesn't use ILL for their own materials. I've now made quite a few requests, and I haven't been cut off, how long did it take you to get cut off?

comment by gwern · 2012-06-22T14:49:10.008Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It was during the second semester, towards the end, so I think it was March or May.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-29T19:40:32.263Z · score: 10 (10 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Request for comments from others who frequent this page:

I have been feeling that the academic literature is severely underused outside academia, including here on LW. Every now and then, I see a discussion that I think of interrupting to say, "Why don't you guys go on Google Scholar to learn more about this from people who have already thought about this? [As opposed to trying to come up with the same ideas by yourselves.]" (Access isn't a problem: abstracts often provide the information that one is looking for, and besides, free access to the vast majority of cited articles is available within hours from, e.g., here and Reddit's r/scholar.)

I'm hesitant about making this sort of comment because there is a clear potential for signaling: "I read journal articles that smart people read; I'm so smart. [You don't read these articles; you're not smart.]" From an outside view, I can imagine people making this sort of comment to signal intelligence (related), so I'm worried that my belief that the academic literature is underused is coming from a rationalization of a desire to use this signal.

If the literature is indeed underused, one possible explanation is that online journal access and search is a very recent innovation. If I'm not mistaken, it was very difficult for the general public to access any journal article ten years ago (and searching for specific information would have been a daunting task even for specialists).

Any thoughts?

comment by gwern · 2012-06-29T20:58:14.206Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

'Discussion is not about Information'? If I saw people using Google routinely, I would wonder if maybe there's some sort of recentness issue; but I see even sophisticated young techies who literally grew up using Google failing to do so. I can't count how many times on LessWrong, Reddit, Wikipedia, or IRC I have spent 5 seconds in Google and refuted or confirmed someone's speculation. There's a reason LMGIFY is an acronym.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-29T21:21:19.856Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Huh, this was actually the first explanation that came to mind. I wanted to check if I was being too cynical (or too caught up in my own signaling), so I avoided mentioning it.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-19T08:16:49.852Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This is certainly true, I often do this myself and notice I could Google something and still don't do it. It's usually when I'm hanging out with friends and we're speculating about something because it's fun to speculate rather than because we want to figure something out.

comment by satt · 2012-06-30T00:25:45.687Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

(Access isn't a problem: abstracts often provide the information that one is looking for, and besides, free access to the vast majority of cited articles is available within hours from, e.g., here and Reddit's r/scholar.)

Beware trivial inconveniences!

I do agree with your main point, though. I've had experiences like gwern's of being able to dredge up information to check guesses (or comments that just trigger my BS detector generally) in 5 minutes with Google, Wikipedia, or even my PDF folder.

comment by shminux · 2012-06-29T21:36:18.465Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I see a discussion that I think of interrupting to say, "Why don't you guys go on Google Scholar to learn more about this from people who have already thought about this?

A former coworker of mine used to say in such circumstances: " Shall we make it up or look it up?"

comment by razor11 · 2012-04-07T17:37:31.536Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

There is a website called ezproxy dot blogspot dot com which posts occasionally working password to library sites and universities' online resources. It might prove useful to some people here.

comment by demented · 2012-04-10T12:15:46.491Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

password2password dot eamped dot com also offers the same feature as well as a subforum specifically for article requests. It makes sense to have an account there. 55face dot blogspot dot com too posts occasional passwords to library sites. It makes sense to bookmark it too. Of course, the best option would be to use your local library itself..

comment by gwern · 2012-08-13T16:33:32.579Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm starting to think it may be time to start a new article; besides being more manageable, one could go through the old one, identify any remaining outstanding requests, and copy them over. As it is, probably no one is going through the old ones because it's too hard to work out which ones haven't been filled...

Also a good excuse to tote up some statistics like '300 papers provided' etc!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-14T07:46:32.949Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I haven't noticed this being unmanageable recently, but I can see it becoming so. I wonder if there is a better solution than another thread though. Bug tracking software (perhaps github) might work well because people can open a request and then once it's found, the thread is hidden.

comment by gwern · 2012-08-14T16:52:20.088Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

People don't want to use a separate site; if they did, no one would be using this page because they'd be using the subreddit devoted to this, or the equivalent Wikipedia reference request desk, etc.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-14T17:49:49.179Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This service has mostly turned out to be used by a couple of people. Do you prefer to use LW proper? I was under the impression that this service was mostly valuable because we have access to ILL requests and because we're more interested in helping than elsewhere.

comment by gwern · 2012-08-14T19:07:56.505Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I do, yeah. And it is easier to keep up here.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-15T06:38:32.002Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hmm, okay. Have you noticed this thread being unwieldy in some way? What is your main concern?

comment by gwern · 2012-08-15T17:52:04.291Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

As comments increase, more of the page gets buried in click-to-continue wrappers, so any kind of navigation gets harder. It gets harder for me to refind old requests I might need. It gets harder for anyone to look through for unfilled requests. And so on.

I also don't like pages with too many comments on pure aesthetic grounds. As good a time as any to pull the plug and inaugurate a second article. (Would be good for your karma too, which you deserve!)

comment by siodine · 2012-08-15T17:58:23.518Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Speaking of difficult to navigate, can you navigate me towards your series of comments about studies regarding IQ in societies?

comment by gwern · 2012-08-15T18:14:09.350Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

You mean http://lesswrong.com/lw/7e1/rationality_quotes_september_2011/4r01 ?

comment by siodine · 2012-08-15T18:19:08.941Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes, thank you :)

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-09T06:30:01.888Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am interested in obtaining the manuals and test booklets for the following psychometric inventories:

NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R)

Publisher's product page.

The NEO-PI-3 and NEO-FFI-3 would also be useful. (The manuals for these three inventories seem to be identical.)

Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM)

Publisher's product page.

The SPM(+) and CPM would also be useful. (The manuals for these tests are split into several sections/volumes.)


I am not able to buy these inventories from the publishers: the NEO PI-R requires an S-level qualification (certificate, license, or relevant undergraduate degree), while the APM requires a B-level qualification (certification/membership in professional organization or relevant master's degree).

Furthermore, I cannot find any copies of the manuals or test booklets online, so I assume the publishers are serious in suppressing distribution; if you get hold of a copy, PMing me is probably a better idea than posting it publicly.

I would be happy to obtain either the manual or test booklet for any of the aforementioned inventories. (I'd also like to know how I might be able to get these materials, free or otherwise.)

comment by Douglas_Knight · 2012-10-25T00:59:45.351Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Have you tried interlibrary loan? Lots of university libraries have them.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-10-25T15:23:04.773Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

That's a good idea, thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-25T21:24:16.889Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Prolonged release melatonin in the treatment of primary insomnia: evaluation of the age cut-off for short- and long-term response".

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-31T02:06:40.021Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Done

comment by gwern · 2012-03-31T03:15:05.785Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-27T16:02:09.104Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-03-25T03:09:10.505Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can anyone access this : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2011.00381.x/full

  • “Hindsight bias- A Primer for Motivational Researchers” by Mark Pezzo, at the Wiley Online Library.
comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-25T14:59:51.401Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Don't have direct access but have requested and should have an electronic copy in 1-3 days.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-03-25T17:09:45.806Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-31T02:07:04.209Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Done

comment by [deleted] · 2012-03-31T07:33:38.086Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you!

comment by James_Blair · 2011-09-07T01:56:32.777Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This sounds like a good idea, thanks for committing the time for it! On reading I had two thoughts:

  • While I'm assuming that you're willing to try helping with anything, people with more technical problems will appreciate a summary of what skills you can provide in particular.
  • I'm also wondering if there is demand for this in a format more like HN office hours.
comment by jsalvatier · 2011-09-07T05:37:28.583Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

1 - Good idea!

  • I pride myself in giving actually useful editing, not just trivial things. I will,
    • tell you when things don't make sense
    • tell you you have to rewrite or add sections
    • cross out chunks with abandon
    • give you organizational advice.
  • I have access to the University of Washington's library system, so I can download most papers.
  • I know quite a bit of Bayesian stats
  • I have an engineering background.
  • I have Lots of programming experience.
  • I like having something explained to me and then repeating back my understanding

I'll have to ask the others to post what they think their strong points are.

2 - I'm not actually familiar with HN office hours, so I will have to take a look. Thanks for the link!

comment by jsalvatier · 2011-09-08T18:50:39.727Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can you elaborate on what kind of setup you're thinking of in terms of HN office hours?

comment by James_Blair · 2011-09-08T20:30:48.160Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Let people make appointments. Everyone involved would agree to meet somewhere online and depending on exactly what was needed: have a conversation or use a session sharing tool for some collaborative work.

comment by ChrisHallquist · 2012-08-18T06:23:20.491Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi everyone,

I'm currently working for the Singularity Institute on a project tracking AI progress over the decades. One section I'm working on is on logistics AI. I'm trying to find information on a program called NONLIN apparently used by the Navy. The paper Russell & Norvig cite as a source on NONLIN is not available free online, far as I can tell:

Tate, A. and Whiter, A. M. (1984). Planning with multiple resource constraints and an application to a naval planning problem_ in Proc. First Conference on AI Application, pp. 410-4 Lb.

If anyone can get me this paper, PM me, and I'll send you my e-mail address. If you happen across other sources with information on NONLIN, that would be appreciated too!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-18T21:37:33.858Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've submitted an Inter Library Loan request. Should hopefully have it in a couple of days.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-18T14:35:03.553Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't have the paper you are trying to find, but here are three pharmaceutical papers on using NONLIN (found via Google Scholar): [1] [2] [3]

ETA: Actually, I think that might be a different NONLIN... It wouldn't surprising for two independently developed nonlinear fitters to be both named NONLIN.

comment by ChrisHallquist · 2012-08-20T09:08:52.388Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks. Unfortunately, I think that is a different NONLIN - the one I'm looking for handles logistics.

comment by ChrisHallquist · 2012-08-18T07:10:21.437Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Also useful for a different part of the same project would be

Early, J. 1970. "An efficient context-free parsing algorithm" Communications of the ACM. Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 94-102.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-18T14:15:43.167Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-19T08:09:23.816Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Finally got it

comment by [deleted] · 2012-08-11T11:31:00.224Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
  1. A model of decision-making involving two information processors. COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS, Volume 2, Number 2 (1989), 119-149.

  2. Design of interactive systems—a formal approach International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, Volume 37, Issue 1, July 1992, Pages 23–46.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-11T18:29:14.165Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First

Second

comment by [deleted] · 2012-08-12T11:39:58.770Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-11T18:34:41.796Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested #1. Here's #2.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-08-12T11:40:12.787Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you.

comment by gwern · 2012-04-19T17:56:42.514Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://baywood.metapress.com/index/VQJDT1YD5WVBRYPJ.pdf

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-19T19:02:20.574Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-26T01:15:57.884Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Does anyone know how to get this 1959 paper from I.J. Good? I don't even know where to look for an old "IBM Research Report" from 1959.

comment by gwern · 2011-09-08T17:22:45.956Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd like a copy of "The Flynn effect puzzle: A 30-year examination from the right tail of the ability distribution provides some missing pieces" (old Wired discussion).

comment by jsalvatier · 2011-09-08T17:52:32.062Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sent to your email. I am a little nervous about posting them somewhere public. I'd appreciate advice on this topic.

comment by gwern · 2011-09-08T18:43:48.578Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks; it's interesting so far. (The SAT and ACT series seem to, if anything, contradict the thesis - everything but math scores have stagnated or actually fallen.)

As far as posting goes publicly, I host a lot of PDFs (for the DNB FAQ, mostly), and lukeprog (one of his selling points) hosts what must be hundreds* of PDFs so far. Neither of us has had any trouble so far, and in one case, The Notenki Memoirs, I believe the publisher has even been contacted by someone wanting to turn my ebook** into a legitimate one - no takedowns so far (somewhat to my surprise).

* My local mirror of commonsenseatheism.com lists 573 PDFs

** I not merely host TNM, but I made the ebook single-handedly from my scans

comment by jsalvatier · 2011-09-08T18:49:20.422Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! maybe I will host on a dropbox account publicly.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-10-07T23:49:37.687Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've made a new thread with the intent that new requests should go there. I'll probably still fill requests there, but please monitor requests at the new thread if you're helping out.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-25T15:02:34.483Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13546783.2012.713178

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-25T19:26:55.874Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-25T21:16:02.373Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-20T18:37:00.328Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Two resources (I've rot13ed the names and URLs):

  • Yvoenel Trarfvf (yvotra.bet) – This enormous book repository has been mentioned a few times before on LW. yvotra.bet and tra.yvo.ehf.rp (you need a non-US VPN/proxy to access these) are the official mirrors. A list of mirrors operated by others can be found through Download -> Mirrors (and in the grandchild comment below).

  • Fpv-Uho (fpv-uho.bet) – This offers proxy access through ~20 different university libraries. It worked well on a few papers that I wasn't able to access otherwise. This should be especially useful if you don't normally have VPN access to a library. (If the current proxy doesn't have access to your paper, just click the refresh icon on the right to switch to another proxy.) Again, looks like you'll need a non-US IP.

Also, I acquired a copy of FineReader and would be happy to OCR any scanned paper or book that you have (I've tried some open-source and free online alternatives and found them lacking). Just leave a comment here as usual.

I will be applying OCR by default to future requests that I receive as scanned documents. This includes some image manipulation (deskewing, contrast enhancing, etc.) and lossy compression (in general, the final product is more readable than the original, despite the compression). Let me know if you don't want these applied and prefer the original un-OCRed scan.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-21T07:27:58.339Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm a little confused. The first two links redirect to books.google.com for me. Is that cause I'm in the US? What's the best way to read more about Library Genesis?

Sci-hub.org redirects to myescience.org, is that correct?

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-24T21:03:26.370Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

o_O Huh. No, I did not anticipate these redirects for the first and third links...

I just found the reason on their forum (can you access this?):

the USA were blocked from access, because it is the only source of copyright abuses. They want it shut, they'll see it shut.

Looks like they want to remain obscure, at least in the US:

search google with double quotes "tra.yvo.ehf.rp" [rot13ed] and find all unique messages that discuss LG in the most open places (harvested by google crawlers often). Try to contact authors of the messages and kindly ask them to remove any mentioning of LG from the postings.

Here is the current list of mirrors (rot13ed); I'm pretty sure the 4th and 5th work in the US:

  • yvotra.bet
  • tra.yvo.ehf.rp
  • obbxsv.bet
  • jjj.yvotra.vasb
  • yvotra.vasb (guvf vf nccneragyl ba n qvssrerag freire guna jjj.yvotra.vasb)
  • jjj.yvotra.arg (guvf frrzf gb unir gur fnzr VC nf jjj.yvotra.vasb)
  • iahxv.bet
  • obbxbf.bet
  • h76i7un6w4wzgm3x2yfrnfb5dl36ykf77xyubizcghsjpbqbingd.o32.v2c/ (guebhtu V2C)

Their IP filter list for yvotra.bet must not be very good because I can access it through my Rochester VPN (I'm in the UK right now).

Yeah, it seems like Fpv-Uho redirects to myescience.org in the US, but that's not the correct site. The site that I see looks like this: imgur.com/XpVa3. I suppose people in the US will need a VPN or proxy to access it. Maybe try the free proxies on proxy.org? (I've been using this paid VPN service for ~1 year without issues, but there are plenty of other commercial alternatives.)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-24T21:17:41.278Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Very interesting. Have you found this site pretty useful above and beyond what your university gives you?

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-24T21:27:33.725Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fpv-Uho is occasionally useful for me. E.g., I was actually unable to access this paper that Gwern requested below through any of my three university VPNs (Rochester, Oxford, Chinese University of Hong Kong), but I managed to grab it off one of the library proxies through Fpv-Uho.

(Yvoenel Trarfvf is obviously useful for anyone who wants to download books.)

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-12T00:30:20.085Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5915.1975.tb01046.x/abstract

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-12T20:08:14.999Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-12T21:24:14.795Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks mucho!

comment by Jack · 2012-07-31T15:02:38.667Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Calibration and probability judgements: Conceptual and methodological issues

The calibration of subjective probability: Theories and models 1980–94.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-07T18:35:00.008Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here's the second finally.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-31T21:32:05.568Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

first

I'll make the request for the second in a while.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-25T19:34:26.731Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Inside the planning fallacy

comment by gwern · 2012-07-25T20:47:09.253Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is the book http://libgen.info/view.php?id=824427 not adequate?

comment by Jack · 2012-07-25T23:39:23.848Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

That works.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-10T23:02:51.339Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Confirmation bias in a simulated research environment: An experimental study of scientific inference

Varieties of confirmation bias

And this is a stretch but i someone has these two chapters in a convenient format that would be spectacular:

Perkins, D. N., Allen, R., & Hafner, J. (1983). Difficulties in everyday reasoning. In W. Maxwell (Ed.), Thinking: The frontier expands.

and

Perkins, D. N., Farady, M., & Bushey, B. (1991). Everyday reasoning and the roots of intelligence. In J. F. Voss, D. N. Perkins, & J. W. Segal (Eds.), Informal reasoning and education.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-11T14:30:21.715Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Third.

Fourth.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-11T15:02:01.784Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fast! Thanks.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-07-11T11:01:36.080Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Second

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-11T05:05:07.201Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First.

Requested the other three.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-08T21:59:43.762Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

For people retrieving articles: what is the easiest request format for you? I've been providing links to the article in databases but I just realized it would be easier for me to retrieve with links to a google scholar search.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-09T04:25:03.928Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I would prefer the title and author or year in the link. I usually just copy paste the name into my library search engine and try to find that.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-08T22:24:55.488Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

A link to a Google Scholar search with the article at the top would be the easiest for me.

(A general note: searching with the 'allintitle:' operator and the article title often suffices to uniquely identify the article. An example.)

comment by JJXW · 2012-06-20T21:08:27.032Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Some more older stuff I am looking for. Any help finding them would be greatly appreciated.

comment by beriukay · 2012-10-08T03:35:56.757Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
  1. Andrew, A.M. Learning Machines, 1959. Found here.
  2. Booth, Andrew. How Much Can Machines Learn?.
  3. There's a book at the local library, so I can get you some selected chapters.
  4. In the works.
  5. Same as #3.
  6. Same, but may be in ebook form.
  7. Also not found.
  8. Same as #3.
  9. Williams, J.D. Toward Intelligent Machines
  10. Not found.

Edited: Added #2 to list. Edited again: Added #9 to list.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-27T17:17:37.692Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sorry, very little luck.

  1. Not found.
  2. Not found.
  3. I can't get a whole book, but I could probably get a chapter out of a book
  4. Same.
  5. Same.
  6. I don't think I can even get a chapter from this book.
  7. Not found.
  8. No access.
  9. Not found.
comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-10-08T10:03:30.319Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

If you're still looking for "Latest Methods for the Conception and Education of Intelligent Machines", my university library has the issue of the journal this appeared in (Behavioral Science 4: 248-51; July 1959). Let me know if you want a copy.

comment by JJXW · 2012-10-09T06:36:30.791Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you very much for the offer. I am not looking for this text anymore.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-01T16:14:22.379Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Environmental Lithium Exposure in the North of Chile—I. Natural Water Sources"

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-01T19:38:33.106Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by gwern · 2012-06-01T21:16:32.437Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-05-31T02:47:38.546Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Supplementary iodine fails to reverse hypothyroidism in adolescents and adults with endemic cretinism

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-01T19:38:57.363Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by gwern · 2012-06-01T21:16:36.694Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-31T20:59:46.065Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by gwern · 2012-05-28T02:28:48.448Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"The effect of iodine supplementation on cognition of mildly iodine deficient young New Zealand adults"

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-28T16:22:36.600Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't have easy access to it, because it's a book, but I sent a request to her using what I think is her email (found here).

comment by gwern · 2012-05-29T00:34:15.646Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Good idea. I was hoping there was some easier way to access theses than emailing the author, which is something I try to do as little as possible.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-29T01:36:13.493Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Do you just avoid that because you feel like it's rude to use the author's time, or are there other reasons?

comment by gwern · 2012-05-29T01:53:51.421Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The former. They held up their end of the bargain, as it were, by actually producing whatever.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-05-22T12:57:45.985Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

1) Moore & Whinston (1986). A model of decision-making with sequential information-acquisition (Part 1). Decision Support Systems. Volume 2, Issue 4, December 1986, Pages 285–307.

2) Moore & Whinston (1987). A model of decision-making with sequential information-acquisition (Part 2). Decision Support Systems. Volume 3, Issue 1, March 1987, Pages 47–72.

3) Brehmer (1992). Dynamic decision making: Human control of complex systems. Acta Psychologica. Volume 81, Issue 3, December 1992, Pages 211–241.

Thanks in advance.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-05-06T18:11:18.595Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is this project still running? If so, I'd like to volunteer some time. I anticipate needing some help in the future and would like to preemptively do my part.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-06T20:23:37.209Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yup! Mostly people have just posted their requests here in the comments and then I try to help out. If this gets higher volume perhaps we'll need to move it somewhere else, but for now this is working.

I monitor new comments using this RSS feed:
http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/7hi/free_research_help_editing_and_article_downloads/.rss .

If you'd like to help out, and you use an RSS reader, I think the easiest thing would be to just also monitor the site and respond to requests. If you don't us an RSS reader, I think you can turn RSS feeds into regular emails using this service (there are probably others too). I appreciate your help!

I look forward to helping you when you need it!

comment by [deleted] · 2012-05-06T20:39:17.072Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for the helpful information! I'll take your suggestion about using the RSS feed. I look forward to helping y'all and being helped when needed.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-06T21:44:03.088Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Great!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-05-01T00:21:10.955Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Graber et al. (2012), Cognitive interventions to reduce diagnostic error: a narrative review.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-01T15:25:18.768Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-05-01T17:47:20.399Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-04T15:43:45.695Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here it is

comment by infotropism · 2012-03-26T09:23:27.636Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi, could anyone help me obtain

"Limits of Scientific Inquiry" by G. Holton, R. S. Morison ( 1978 )

and

"What is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable." Brockman, John (2007)

Thanks in advance

comment by razor11 · 2012-04-07T17:25:23.114Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The second book on your list can be found here: http://free-books.us.to/get?nametype=orig&md5=5982F61815B32A27FF6C27D946EF4D36

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-27T15:55:25.846Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The both of these are books, so I don't have ready access to an electronic copy, but both are very cheap to buy Limits (5.5 USD) and Dangerous (4 USD).

I would guess you can also find them on pirating sites.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-26T05:45:13.044Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Good (1959). Could a machine make probability judgments? Computers and Automation 8, 14-16 and 24-26.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-04T15:44:26.056Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here it is

comment by gwern · 2012-04-28T03:07:58.885Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I can't get direct access either. Looks like the University of Washington has physical copies of v.2 (1953)- v.21 (1972) for Computers and Automation which one can request (presumably stored off-site in a warehouse), so if you know anyone there...

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-29T04:29:36.635Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Heh, I actually do. I'll submit a request. (now done)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-27T15:56:53.842Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I have access to this journal.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-26T03:57:52.345Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Good (1982). Ethical machines.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-31T04:19:11.108Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, I found 3/4 of it.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-31T09:26:50.568Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Oh, I didn't realize you still needed it. Here's the pdf.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-31T13:49:35.806Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Ah, thanks!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-27T16:09:20.452Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is this fairly important? I can stop by the library and scan this article if need be. The computer system is having a hard time with this.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-27T17:46:07.121Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm just going to order the original book for $10, thanks.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-26T03:53:51.246Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Michie (1991). Machine intelligence and the human window.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-31T02:05:52.901Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-31T03:50:05.104Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-27T16:02:31.567Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-24T23:23:58.743Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can anyone get behind the paywall to grab me this article?

I.J. Good (1970). Some future social repercussions of computers.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-25T14:54:25.143Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't have direct access, but I've requested it, and I should have an electronic copy in 1-3 days.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-25T22:23:14.549Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

He got it off of Reddit.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-25T22:32:30.035Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Funny quote from the article:

...by 1980 I hope that the implications and the safeguards [concerning machine superintelligence] will have been thoroughly discussed...

Sorry, Jack. It's 2012 and I'm afraid the implications and safeguards concerning machine superintelligence have still not been "thoroughly" discussed.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-25T23:22:19.162Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, to be fair, his timeline also turned out to be pretty wrong - the Internet took longer to get going than he thought, and obviously a UIM didn't show up in 1993 or 1994. If it's only in the 201x or 202x that the issues have been thoroughly discussed, then it's all of a piece.

(I liked his discussion of the 'just unplug the power plug' strategy.)

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-25T23:41:02.370Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Given that Good's 1970 paper is the second substantive analysis (after Good 1965) of some implications of machine superintelligence, it's odd that "Intelligence Explosion: Evidence and Import" (2012) will end up being the first article to cite it for its discussion of machine superintelligence. The paper was briefly famous for letting slip some details of his secret WWII work with Turing, while its discussion of machine superintelligence and its proposal for an association to discuss the implications of machine superintelligence (Singularity Institute, anyone?) fell into the void.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-25T23:44:23.430Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The paper was briefly famous for letting slip some details of his secret WWII work with Turing

Really? I noticed it mentioned some computing machine they used in the taxonomy of generations but I had no idea it was a secret. How weird that seems in this day where all the secrets of Bletchley Park are known...

comment by pedanterrific · 2012-03-25T23:29:56.464Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Ludditeniks" does kinda roll off the tongue, doesn't it?

comment by gwern · 2012-03-25T23:33:00.650Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not really, although I have to admit the bit about the computer propagandizing against them gave me pause: who do you see evangelizing against Luddism? High-level tech types like Marc Andreessen and tenured or well-paid economists...

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-26T02:39:52.129Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Excellent.

comment by lessdazed · 2011-12-07T22:20:48.230Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Please help me find:

"When the Only Constant is Change," Negotiation, Vol. 8, No. 12, December 2005

Ployart, Robert E., Jonathan C. Ziegert, and Lynn A. McFarland. “Understanding Racial Differences on Cognitive Ability Test in Selection Contexts: An Integration of Stereotype Threat and Applicant Reactions Research." Human Performance 16 (2003): 231–259.

Social influence effects on automatic racial prejudice. By Lowery, Brian S.; Hardin, Curtis D.; Sinclair, Stacey Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 81(5), Nov 2001, 842-855.

Thank you.

comment by jsalvatier · 2011-12-08T15:51:49.622Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I wasn't able to find 1 (edit: still can't find it free, but it looks like it's available here for $5 USD), but here's 2 and 3.

I'm happy people are starting to use this.

comment by gwern · 2012-01-26T15:21:27.166Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

1 may not be too much of a surprise; when I went looking, I found http://libraryguides.waldenu.edu/mmgmt6140 which noted

PLEASE NOTE: This reading is no longer available in the databases, due to a licensing dispute between the journal publisher and the database company. We apologize for the inconvenience.

comment by beriukay · 2012-10-08T00:59:35.571Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I found this from the Harvard Business Review, which had a block of text that looks a lot like this, which I have downloaded as a .pdf in case it magically goes away. Is that what you were looking for?

comment by wedrifid · 2012-10-08T14:37:50.876Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"When the Only Constant is Change," Negotiation, Vol. 8, No. 12, December 2005

If the only constant was change negotiation would be pointless. Silly title.

comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-10-08T09:25:59.237Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"When the Only Constant is Change," Negotiation, Vol. 8, No. 12, December 2005

Here. There are a lot of things on the web with that exact title, but this one acks Negotiation as the source.

comment by KPier · 2011-12-03T01:00:16.537Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Cognitive Heuristics and American Security Policy, Kanwisher, 1989. http://jcr.sagepub.com/content/33/4/652.short

comment by jsalvatier · 2011-12-06T21:40:46.972Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Bam! Done.

comment by KPier · 2011-12-07T02:02:24.868Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by gwern · 2011-11-10T00:12:37.930Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Note to self: can always request from authors if LW, WP, and Reddit fail.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-02T20:45:51.259Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Okay, here are the other articles I found:

3 - comparing the means

4 - statistical problems

5 - natural selection

6 - life history and bioeconomy

7 - Effects of nutritional lithium supplementation

9 - Effects of nutritional lithium deficiency

10 - Drinking water lithium

12 - Naps and modafinil

Notes: Luke mentions #1 here perhaps he has it and would scan it for you?

comment by gwern · 2012-03-02T22:31:07.203Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! I've removed all the ones I've downloaded and incorporated to gwern.net from my parent comment. (I also removed the ILL metadata as appropriate.)

'3 - comparing the means' seems broken?

Notes: Luke mentions #1 here perhaps he has it and would scan it for you?

Luke's pretty busy and I was rather hoping there was a native electronic copy somewhere.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-03T22:20:04.549Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Should be fixed now.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-04T01:34:44.331Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

OK, I've downloaded it and... it seems to be a letter to the editor about Godfrey's article, but not the actual article?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-03-04T01:52:18.581Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

That struck me as odd too, but I checked whether it matched the citation you gave me. I'll request a scan of the actual article.

comment by gwern · 2012-04-18T21:31:47.067Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Did it ever come in?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-26T16:59:22.686Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by gwern · 2012-04-26T19:32:18.156Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-19T14:51:01.612Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes, but I'm not finding it in my drop box right now. I'll check my other folder when I get home.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-23T01:00:02.752Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've re requested this.

comment by gwern · 2012-03-04T00:03:24.314Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yep.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-25T23:49:36.153Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I have this post under RSS but I didn't get updates about this. I'll try to find these articles. I've had difficulty getting access to the first 5, but I think I may be able to order scans from them from the library. I'll be trying that.

comment by gwern · 2012-02-26T00:24:45.921Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks. I guess I'll just add any future requests as separate comments.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-27T06:55:51.633Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Really bad haul for these:

Most of these I did not have access to, but I put in a request for the library to get me a scanned copy, which should be free. If I get them, I'll post them.

I generally do not have access to electronic copies of books.

7 - link

9 - The book can be found in my library, so if it's especially important, I could find it and scan it.

comment by gwern · 2012-02-27T16:29:05.866Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Link #7 is broken; #9 is not as important as #2 or #13, but I would still like it. Maybe scan it if you go to check out another book?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-27T18:20:43.811Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Oops, should be fixed now.

Will do.

comment by gwern · 2012-04-18T21:33:03.146Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

jsalvatier: I'm giving up on the WP requests for the Croxson and hope function articles - if the requests haven't borne fruit after 2 months, they probably never will. Could you handle them?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-23T00:42:32.750Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hope function

comment by gwern · 2012-07-02T23:47:33.499Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Followup: http://lesswrong.com/lw/dds/hope_function/

comment by gwern · 2012-04-23T00:49:34.558Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for both.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-26T17:01:15.728Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Information Markets for decision making

comment by gwern · 2012-04-26T19:35:43.669Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Got it.

EDIT: kind of boring a paper. I regret spending so much time on it.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-26T21:04:51.298Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

:(

comment by gwern · 2012-04-26T21:22:49.251Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, I couldn't know until I read it.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-19T17:24:45.156Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've submitted ILL requests for both. If the second doesn't come through I'll head down there and scan it.

comment by gwern · 2012-04-19T17:28:38.564Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by wallowinmaya · 2012-12-19T17:24:13.124Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14622741

Can anyone send me the full text? Thanks in advance

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-12-19T20:51:38.882Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by wallowinmaya · 2012-12-20T18:33:59.541Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

thanks!

comment by gwern · 2012-10-04T21:06:58.943Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Richardson, James T. 1991. "Cult/Brainwashing Cases and Freedom of Religion," J. Church & State, 33:1, pp. 55-74.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-10-05T08:56:06.848Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by gwern · 2012-10-05T23:42:47.148Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-10-03T20:08:47.202Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Legarde, D., Batejat, D., Van Beers, P., Sarafian, D., Pradella,S. (1995). Interest of Modafinil, a New Psychostimulant, During a Sixty-Hour Sleep Deprivation Experiment. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology, 9(3), 271-279

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-10-05T21:34:55.589Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here. Have any of these modafinil papers proven particularly useful? Do you update your modafinil survey?

comment by gwern · 2012-10-05T23:32:27.157Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

I update all the time (183 edits since I created it in 20 February 2009), although offhand I couldn't say how many papers I request I then use more precisely than >80%.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-10-03T21:09:24.600Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by Epiphany · 2012-09-26T04:54:41.440Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's not clear to me whether the offer is to help with any project, for LessWrong articles, or research projects for SI. The title says "for LessWrong" but that may just mean "for any member of LessWrong".

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-26T07:51:13.275Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

My heuristic is "if it is of interest to LW people then it counts". Does that help? What's your project?

comment by Epiphany · 2012-09-27T03:52:31.329Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I want to offer assistance, actually, but I'll probably be back here to ask for some later. ;) Here is what I offer:

I know tons about psychology. If there's something you don't know the word for, or don't think has been covered, or are looking for a reference for, I'm an excellent person to ask about that. In addition to knowing a lot about psychology in general (like abnormal psychology), I have also specialized in an arcane area of psychology: gifted adults. I say this is arcane because if you wanted to get a psychology degree that covers gifted adults, the closest degree to that would be developmental psychology, however developmental psychology is focused on children with learning disorders, contains some information about gifted children, and leaves gifted adults out for the most part. Since there were other reasons that getting a degree was not very useful in my case (in addition to them not teaching enough about the population I'm most interested in, even according to an award winning school teacher, school isn't a great way to learn, and I have several learning differences that give me big advantages when learning on my own and big disadvantages when learning in a school environment), I chose to learn independently rather than getting a psychology degree. I don't diagnose or treat anyone, obviously, or claim to be a psychologist, but I can cite and summarize what I've read and suggest perspectives based on my experiences and information. These may be extremely useful.

This knowledge is relevant to LessWrong members for two reasons: 1.) According to the last survey, LessWrong's average IQ is 140. This information may be useful for you guys in understanding yourselves. (I fully intend to do some writing for this group - that's a key reason I joined). 2.) People interested in artificial intelligence may want to know random things about human intelligence.

I normally rely on the internet or on libraries for information, but I also own some books on these topics which may be useful if look-ups are needed.

I don't think a time commitment is appropriate, as the amount of information I will be asked for is likely to be totally random, resulting in many weeks where nothing is asked for. This will encourage me not to factor in the commitment when I consider how to use my time each week, and that's not a good way to deal with commitments. So, I'll do this on a random basis. As long as the purpose of the research is ethical, I'll be more than happy to look for a way to fit you in with my priorities.

To get my attention, reply to me directly or PM and make it clear that it's about this offer.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-27T17:51:44.707Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm certainly happy to have your help. However, this service has come to be used primarily as a library for academic papers. I don't think many people will request your services unless you do a little bit of advertising that you're here. Perhaps make a discussion thread about it.

I'm more than happy to help you out when you need help.

comment by Cyan · 2012-09-26T04:49:35.086Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm looking for:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cjs.5550360409/abstract

http://www.jstor.org/stable/91337

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-26T07:55:25.331Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First Second

comment by Cyan · 2012-09-26T20:01:53.334Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

So awesome.

Thanks, John.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-26T23:37:43.062Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Glad to help :)

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-26T04:01:08.396Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570868307000857

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-26T07:56:28.363Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-26T12:13:58.106Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by gwern · 2012-09-24T16:38:37.786Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Differential effect of caffeine administration on calcium and vitamin D metabolism in young and adult rats

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-24T20:53:38.208Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-24T21:35:09.793Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Downloaded, thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-24T21:24:03.355Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-19T23:43:25.602Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"An Introduction to Japanese Society’s Attitudes Toward Race and Skin Color", Debito Arudou

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-20T05:30:53.257Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-24T21:26:17.120Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

My request was canceled by ILL staff because it has not been released and/or they couldn't get a hold of it elsewhere. I'll try again in 2 months.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-24T21:34:30.219Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

OK, thanks.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-24T21:52:47.606Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here. Got it from Fpv-Uho. :D

comment by gwern · 2012-09-24T22:27:25.845Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-19T05:29:06.139Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15027570.2012.708265

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-19T07:47:01.950Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-20T18:28:24.601Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-18T20:31:48.597Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

per http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ej3/scientists_make_monkeys_smarter_using_brain/7g2x

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-18T22:34:21.736Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've added them to the original thread.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-16T00:16:23.407Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Peter Rossi, "The iron law of evaluation and other metallic rules". Research in Social Problems and Public Policy. 1987;4:3–20.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-17T17:00:37.268Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-17T17:52:27.786Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-16T09:39:23.851Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-13T18:31:05.052Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Need access to a particular paper and need someone with a library subscription to download it for you?

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6018/772.short

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-13T19:33:28.981Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-13T19:45:10.640Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for the trouble!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-12T22:08:10.994Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/T-AFFC.2012.29

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-13T04:05:01.069Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-04T05:02:29.984Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/132/3426/555.extract

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-04T07:03:26.854Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-09-04T07:34:44.667Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by gwern · 2012-09-01T20:01:22.412Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Research into smoking or nicotine and human cognitive performance: does the source of funding make a difference?

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-02T01:15:15.268Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-02T01:20:30.614Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-01T18:19:48.318Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Subjective effects of modafinil, a new central adrenergic stimulant in healthy volunteers: A comparison with amphetamine, caffeine and placebo

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-02T02:56:54.004Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-04T19:02:50.790Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-04T19:24:19.565Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-01T17:49:09.511Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Optimum rehearsal patterns and name learning" pg 625-632; TK Landauer, RA Bjork. In: Practical aspects of memory ed. Gruneberg, 1978 ISBN 0471912344

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-02T02:27:42.030Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-02T02:30:06.588Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Wait, I recognize that URL... I assumed it was one of Bjork's later papers or works, like the one I got the original citation from. >.<

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-02T03:00:00.547Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I was actually under the same impression from the Google result page, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was in fact the paper you sought.

comment by laakeus · 2012-09-25T19:48:48.766Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm interested to hear what are your thoughts on Bjork's lab's findings. As I understand, they do recognize spacing effect, but try to make theories beoynd that.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-30T02:33:46.918Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.springerlink.com/content/j0ug38722j1w4648/

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-30T13:39:45.809Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

All five: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-30T18:57:05.846Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Awesome, thanks!

comment by ChrisHallquist · 2012-08-28T05:57:11.841Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here's another paper I've identified as potentially useful, for same project as was mentioned in previous comments:

Shah, Huma; Warwick, Kevin (June 2010), "Hidden Interlocutor Misidentification in Practical Turing Tests", Minds and Machines 20 (3): 441-454

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-28T06:23:44.286Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by ChrisHallquist · 2012-08-28T06:30:53.452Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

Looking over this thread, I'm impressed by how many of these requests you've managed to answer.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-28T05:21:06.111Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Does anyone know any other place where we can ask for free ILL requests? I think jsalvatier and I can request only a single chapter out of each book without running into copyright issues, but there are some (out-of-print and as-yet-unpirated) books from which I'd like to get more than two chapters in electronic form. (AFAIK, Reddit's r/scholar doesn't do ILL requests.)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-28T07:02:33.691Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I have a one or two friends who would probably do ILL requests for me.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-20T19:44:17.692Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I seek the following book chapters. Could someone submit ILL requests for me?

  1. Ruddick, William. 1980. “Concluding note.” In Philosophers in Medical Centers, edited by William Ruddick, 81–2. New York: Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. OCLC:7424036

  2. Hooper, Edward. 1999. “The quieting of Louis Pascal.” In The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, 365–74. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co. OCLC:39905078

  3. Pascal, Louis. 1986. “Judgement day.” In Applied Ethics, edited by Peter Singer, 105–24. Oxford: Oxford University Press. OCLC:13820779

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-20T23:45:47.479Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-10-08T06:12:23.939Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hey, I got full-book scans of these books, so I won't need these chapters anymore.

comment by Pablo_Stafforini · 2012-10-09T15:17:48.152Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hey Vincent. Would you mind sending me copies of the three papers? (I assume the first two relate to the third, which I read, and liked, a long time ago. If they are unrelated, I'm not that interested.) My name is Pablo Stafforini, and my email address is FirstName@LastName.com, with the obvious substitutions. Thanks!

comment by beriukay · 2012-10-15T14:51:27.769Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I was in the works of getting the Quieting of Louis Pascal chapter when this request got canceled. Here's that one, if you still want it.

comment by Pablo_Stafforini · 2012-10-15T15:32:31.201Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Vincent kindly sent me all three items already, but thanks anyway.

comment by gwern · 2012-10-16T00:55:50.776Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've finished reading that chapter, and it's a pretty strange story (the Wikipedia article indicates his AIDS hypothesis is even more refuted these days). Why were you interested in it?

comment by Pablo_Stafforini · 2012-10-16T05:03:34.394Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I was interested in that article, which I have yet to read, only because it was authored by Louis Pascal. I'm interested in Pascal because he authored this other article (see here for discussion).

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-15T12:05:49.905Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Have you heard back from the library?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-18T21:11:51.474Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sorry for the long delay here. The issue is that I didn't get e copies of these as I normally do, but instead they placed holds on the books, and I still have to go see if they're available yet. I'm also in SF till the 22nd.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-18T21:13:11.363Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll try to work this out when I get back.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-18T21:45:18.776Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

No problem, there's no rush. Thanks for doing this. (I've found the third item elsewhere, so please disregard that.)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-09-19T07:48:37.835Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

By the way, would you like to have a skype chat sometime next week? I think it would be interesting to talk, and I'm curious who you are.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-09-20T17:42:36.718Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sure. IIRC, my Skype username is (rot13ed) lhivapragr. I actually prefer IM through Gchat, where I can be reached at (rot13ed) nolpwlirl@tznvy.pbz.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-18T04:11:59.674Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2012/08/15/science.1226355.full.pdf

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-18T13:59:25.391Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-18T17:04:16.400Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-14T03:03:12.636Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13869795.2012.706822

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-14T04:06:03.539Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-14T18:37:38.062Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-12T04:01:44.854Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Larrick, Morgan, & Nisbett (1990). Teaching the use of cost-benefit reasoning in everyday life. Psychological Science, 1: 362-370.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-12T05:59:06.768Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-12T03:26:21.491Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Anand, P., Durand, M., Heckman J., (2011) The Measurement of progress –some achivements and challenges, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 174, 851-5.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-08-12T06:02:41.846Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-12T07:29:59.005Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for these last two!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-04T22:48:48.545Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Pietruszkiewicz & Imada, Artificial intelligence evolved from random behaviour: Departure from the state of the art.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-05T00:00:03.140Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-05T01:05:35.936Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks so much ×3!

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-04T22:42:26.402Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Grossman et al., A Route to Well-being: Intelligence vs. Wise Reasoning. (Non-HTML version, please.)

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-04T23:57:00.958Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-08-04T22:41:32.876Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yampolskiy, Turing Test as a defining feature of AI-completeness.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-08-05T00:00:17.130Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-25T23:35:51.441Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

History, adaptation, Japan: Haruki Murakami's `Tony Takitani' and Jun Ichikawa's Tony Takitani

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-27T15:38:05.482Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-27T16:34:39.660Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-26T02:55:02.680Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-15T00:05:19.461Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Learning How to “Make a Deal”: Human (Homo sapiens) and Monkey (Macaca mulatta) Performance When Repeatedly Faced With the Monty Hall Dilemma

Initially, humans and monkeys showed indifference between the two options of either staying with their initial choice or switching. With experience, members of both species learned to use the switch strategy at above chance levels, but there were individual differences with only approximately half of the participants in each species learning to choose the more optimal response. Thus, humans and monkeys showed similar capacity to adjust their responding as a result of increased experience with this probabilistic task.

(Hilarious-sounding, IMO.)

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-15T04:35:46.675Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Bam!

comment by gwern · 2012-07-15T14:15:08.298Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-06T21:50:15.301Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The effects of framing, problem variations, and providing rationale on choice

comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-07T00:29:35.979Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-07T00:33:08.614Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Perfect, thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-02T23:46:47.829Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

http://teamat.oxfordjournals.org/content/6/4/179.extract

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-03T02:07:57.474Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here, courtesy of my friend.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-03T02:36:02.977Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-03T04:03:24.328Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

sorry, bad formatting, it's updated.

comment by gwern · 2012-07-03T04:08:12.728Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Ah. Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-03T01:24:11.892Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't have access to this and I cannot do an ILL request because I usually use my gf's account and it would currently be disrespectful to use her account (not due to anything related to this).

comment by lukeprog · 2012-07-02T03:14:55.575Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by VincentYu · 2012-07-02T03:52:22.334Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by lukeprog · 2012-07-02T03:55:48.266Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks so much!

comment by gwern · 2012-06-30T01:25:49.455Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Effect Of Training Working Memory And Attention On Pupils’ Fluid Intelligence, C J Zhong 2012, Master's thesis.

Can't seem to find the author anywhere to contact, and there's no obvious way to get it via UWash; supposedly you can order it from that site but I'm not sure I care $25 worth. (The abstract indicates that it used no-contact control groups, so the observation of increased IQ isn't that interesting: it's what the current literature predicts.)

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-30T02:35:54.454Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can be viewed at: http://www.doc88.com/p-397166703921.html

(It's in Chinese.)

comment by gwern · 2012-06-30T02:49:44.307Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Oh, thanks. I guess now it's time to start guessing what each table is...

How did you find that? Is my Google-fu weak or did you just know that Chinese theses could usually be found on doc88.com, whatever that is?

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-30T03:31:52.428Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Nothing wrong with your Google-fu – I just searched for the article title in Chinese (found the Chinese title through the third English result; my rudimentary understanding of Chinese helped a little since the position of the title is not obvious on that page).

I just had a brief look at the tables and tried to translate them, but it turns out that my Chinese sucks too much... My lack of familiarity with n-back studies doesn't help. I can probably help translate very short phrases, but I'm not really able to understand the context.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-30T15:44:00.447Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I have partial translations of a number of points: http://groups.google.com/d/msg/brain-training/V_msD2vUjy4/3JN9Vj636K0J

What I could really use now is info on the division of the kids into the various experimental & control groups - I'd prefer not to assume the division was just equal...

comment by Jack · 2012-06-18T20:36:39.246Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I knew it would happen: Remembered probabilities of once-future things

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-18T20:53:14.848Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by Jack · 2012-06-18T16:55:08.339Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Judgment by outcomes: When is it justified?

Outcome Biases in Social Perception: Implications for Dispositional Inference, Attitude Change, Stereotyping, and Social Behavior.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-27T16:56:30.087Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

second

comment by Jack · 2012-06-27T21:44:08.558Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank's so much.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-18T17:05:16.271Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
  1. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85192141/1992-hershey.pdf
  2. Doesn't seem to be available through your link.
comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T21:56:26.472Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested the second.

comment by JJXW · 2012-06-18T02:33:36.466Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

These papers are relatively old, any help with finding them would be greatly appreciated.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-19T13:09:24.446Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Turns out my library has a physical copy:

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T21:54:16.949Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for your help doing this! :)

comment by JJXW · 2012-06-20T20:16:02.435Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks a bunch.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-18T06:14:29.506Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-18T07:35:35.550Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

P̶o̶t̶e̶n̶t̶i̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶f̶u̶l̶ ̶i̶n̶f̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶r̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶u̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶a̶c̶h̶i̶n̶e̶:̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶s̶h̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶E̶l̶e̶c̶t̶r̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶E̶n̶g̶i̶n̶e̶e̶r̶i̶n̶g̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶c̶i̶r̶c̶u̶l̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶A̶m̶e̶r̶i̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶t̶i̶t̶u̶t̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶E̶l̶e̶c̶t̶r̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶E̶n̶g̶i̶n̶e̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶(̶A̶I̶E̶E̶)̶;̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶j̶o̶u̶r̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶n̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶i̶r̶c̶u̶l̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶S̶p̶r̶i̶n̶g̶e̶r̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶A̶I̶E̶E̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶I̶E̶E̶E̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶1̶9̶6̶3̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶n̶o̶ ̶l̶o̶n̶g̶e̶r̶ ̶e̶x̶i̶s̶t̶s̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶I̶E̶E̶E̶ ̶h̶a̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶ ̶b̶i̶b̶l̶i̶o̶g̶r̶a̶p̶h̶i̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶o̶r̶d̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶j̶o̶u̶r̶n̶a̶l̶.̶ (found)

comment by TerminalAwareness · 2012-06-14T04:43:27.820Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-14T14:40:50.899Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by boredstudent · 2013-02-20T08:45:02.891Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Super old but in case someone else is looking..second

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-23T00:14:25.224Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-17T16:22:06.136Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am able to view the entire CyberChild paper in this book preview on Google Books.

comment by Jack · 2012-06-13T14:24:16.995Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

A Psychological Study of the Inverse Relationship Between Perceived Risk and Perceived Benefit

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-07-03T04:30:07.210Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sorry for the delay, but here it is.

comment by Jack · 2012-07-06T15:14:31.853Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T21:59:35.834Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-12T14:59:43.258Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by Jack · 2012-06-12T15:22:59.116Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

There's this copy of the second one.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-14T22:24:59.075Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-11T23:49:31.867Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Negrotti, The artificial brain.

comment by vallinder · 2012-06-12T03:37:34.784Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-12T04:23:30.793Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks, but...

Why upload it to a site that requires me to create an account to download the file? Why not just upload it to Rapidshare or one of a thousand other filesharing sites?

comment by vallinder · 2012-06-12T11:41:26.042Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sorry, I didn't realize you had to create an account there. I've now uploaded the file to Rapidshare here.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-12T14:55:26.095Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by Jack · 2012-06-11T21:38:11.980Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The generality of the ratio-bias phenomenon

Communicating violence risk: Frequency formats, vivid outcomes, and forensic settings

Edit: And Class inclusion, the conjunction fallacy, and other cognitive illusions

I don't mean to spam the thread, I'm just surveying a large number of papers.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-12T20:30:08.138Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First.

Third.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-21T22:03:14.490Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Second

comment by Jack · 2012-06-11T17:20:51.282Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Believability and syllogistic reasoning

The effects of belief on the spontaneous production of syllogistic conclusions

No rush on these. Thank's to everyone contributing to this.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-09T15:37:23.720Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Cognitive Sophistication Does Not Attenuate the Bias Blind Spot"

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-11T02:14:10.327Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-11T02:56:04.104Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by Jack · 2012-06-07T18:24:54.265Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Debiasing by instruction: The case of belief bias

The source of belief bias effects in syllogistic reasoning

comment by gwern · 2012-06-07T18:58:04.016Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Second: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5317066/1992-newstead.pdf

comment by Jack · 2012-06-08T16:45:27.078Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-12T20:46:49.734Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

First.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-08T16:27:36.371Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by VincentYu · 2012-06-12T20:52:15.629Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Commenting to tell you not to worry about the requested paper.

(Actually, let me know if comments like this are useful.)

ETA: Or maybe a PM is more suitable.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-14T15:55:35.425Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks, I get RSS updates, so I saw your comment.

comment by Jack · 2012-06-08T16:45:34.788Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!

comment by Jack · 2012-06-06T18:33:44.495Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The vividness effect: Elusive or illusory?

comment by [deleted] · 2012-06-07T13:27:35.462Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here

comment by Jack · 2012-06-07T14:56:13.127Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-04T03:07:36.914Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Iodine papers (extracted from Pharoah):

These aren't a priority. I think it's highly likely that iodine will do little for adult intelligence, and I'm mostly pursuing this line of inquiry so I can do a meta-analysis (for practice - this would be only my second one, after the n-back one) and nail down the experiment design a little more tightly.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-05T15:54:58.468Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

1

2

3

comment by gwern · 2012-06-05T16:02:27.143Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Looks good, thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-04T04:17:59.444Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested the first 3, but I can't locate the 4th one in my library system.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-04T16:04:29.385Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

For that one, I think I found a later publication of it (or perhaps just a better citation):

  • "Iodine deficiency and the maternal/fetal relationship". In: Dunn JG, Medeiros-Neto GA, eds. Endemic goiter and cretinism: continuing threats to world health. Washington, DC: PAHO, 1974. (Scientific publication 292).

The book/report shows up in Worldcat in ~10 institutions, so ILL should get it.

Also good would be these 2 chapters:

  • Pretell EA, Caceres A. "Impairment of mental development by iodine deficiency and its correction. A retrospective view of studies in Peru". In: Stanbury JB, ed. The damaged brain of iodine deficiency. New York, NY: Cognizant Communication, 1994:187–91
  • Greene LS. "A retrospective view of iodine deficiency, brain development and behavior from studies in Ecuador". In: Stanbury JB, ed. The damaged brain of iodine deficiency. New York, NY: CognizantCommunication1994:173–85
comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-06T22:03:52.282Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

#1

comment by gwern · 2012-06-06T22:11:45.621Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-05T16:02:36.389Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Ok, requested.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-05-31T23:18:02.539Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've begun research on a paper. The topic is how whole brain emulation (WBE) might affect the macro-economy. In other words, how WBE could affect growth, unemployment, inflation, etc. I'd like some help tracking down the best sources.

I've heard that Robin Hanson has written quite a bit about the topic. I have three of his papers: "Economic Growth Given Machine Intelligence," "Long-Term Growth As A Sequence of Exponential Models," and "Is a Singularity Just Around the Corner?" I also have a copy of "Economics of the Singularity" but I don't think that's peer-reviewed.

I'm currently reading through the sources. I know that other people reading LW have a much more knowledge of Hanson's work than I do. Are these the best papers to use, or am I missing any recent/relevant sources?

Also, I don't want to restrict my research to just Hanson's work. I also have "Whole Brain Emulation and the Evolution of Superorganisms" by Carl Shulman and "Economic Implications of Software Minds" by S. Kaas, S. Rayhawk, A. Salamon and P. Salamon. Again, reading my way through these, too.

Are there any better sources than the ones I already have? I don't have a great grasp of the field, so I feel like it's possible that there's a landmark paper or book on the subject I haven't come across yet. In the mean time, I'll continue my searching and reading.

comment by gwern · 2012-06-01T03:30:11.143Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

FWIW, I don't know of any recent or relevant sources you haven't covered.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-01T02:45:49.937Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't know much about this area, but consider reposting this in the discussion section.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-05-18T09:39:02.612Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Three articles from this issue:

Melnyk, Materialism
Kircanski et al., Cognitive aspects of depression
Polger, Functionalism as a philosophical theory of the cognitive sciences

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-01T19:40:35.878Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

1

2

3

comment by lukeprog · 2012-06-01T19:58:34.265Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks so much, John!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-06-01T20:38:44.563Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Glad to help!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-18T19:55:30.912Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Requested.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-05-28T02:59:45.531Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! Received yet?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-28T03:38:21.013Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Nope, it's taking an unusually long time.

comment by amin_m505 · 2012-05-12T18:13:18.506Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I have a manuscript. i'd like to edit it for submitting in ISI journals, How can i edit my article for free?

comment by gwern · 2012-05-12T15:38:10.339Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"All-You-Can-Eat Buffet: Entry Price, the Fat Tax and Meal Cessation"

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-05-12T20:53:59.714Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here

comment by gwern · 2012-05-12T21:02:12.319Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-29T08:18:21.488Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Bratman (2003), Autonomy and Heirarchy.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-29T08:59:37.770Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here it is

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-19T09:58:54.909Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Evans, Questions and challenges for the new psychology of reasoning.

comment by wedrifid · 2012-04-19T13:56:44.201Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Emailed it. Also, uploaded.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-19T08:16:01.335Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Should Analytic Epistemology Be Replaced By Ameliorative Psychology?.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-28T03:48:42.826Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Gotten.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-15T22:00:49.312Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Soll & Klayman (2004), Overconfidence in interval estimates.

comment by vallinder · 2012-04-18T11:53:44.093Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here is the published version, if you still need it.

comment by gwern · 2012-04-15T23:12:43.956Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Is http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.121.5860&rep=rep1&type=pdf unacceptable for some reason?

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-09T22:03:58.438Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Zadeh (1950), Thinking Machines, A New Field in Electrical Engineering.

comment by beriukay · 2012-11-16T01:12:22.714Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Dear Paul,

I am attaching my paper on Thinking Machines. The paper was published six years before AI was born. The paper was intended for a student audience and made no attempt to be a serious treatise on thinking machines. A serious paper which I published in 1950 (attached) was entitled "An Extension of Wiener's Theory of Prediction." Please let me know if I can be of further of assistance.

With kind regards

Sincerely,

Lotfi Zadeh

Thinking Machines

Extension of Wiener's Theory

comment by lukeprog · 2012-11-16T01:22:24.297Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Awesome, thanks!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-10T03:05:28.505Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This says the article was in The Columbia Engineering Quarterly which doesnt show up in my searches. Maybe contact the author of that paper for the article?

comment by gwern · 2012-04-10T03:15:11.722Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Somewhat to my surprise, he's apparently still alive, although I wonder whether this 91-year old has email or a copy.

comment by beriukay · 2012-10-08T03:59:48.977Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

He did as of 2009. I just emailed him a request.

comment by lessdazed · 2012-04-06T21:05:35.233Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Please help me find: Fallacies and Judgments of Reasonableness: Empirical Research Concerning the Pragma-Dialectical Discussion Rules, by Frans H. van Eemeren, Garssen, Bart, Meuffels, Bert

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-08T16:39:43.667Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Found.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-06T22:13:48.619Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Do you need a particular article/chapter out of this book? I am more easily able to get that then the whole book.

comment by lessdazed · 2012-04-06T22:37:11.449Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

One problem is that I can't find the table of contents, so I am not exactly sure.

Google books has preview available for pages 1-4 and 11-22. I know pages 5-10 would be very helpful for me, probably the rest of chapter one, but maybe not. It is likely everything I need is in pages 5-10.

Thank you for your help.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-06T23:46:31.616Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here's the table of contents. Let me know what else you want and I'll try to get it.

comment by lessdazed · 2012-04-09T23:09:57.932Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you very much. I'm all set for now.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-06T07:28:17.628Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Allen & Wallah (2012). Wise machines.

comment by wedrifid · 2012-04-06T08:51:27.184Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Emailed it to you.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-03-31T13:50:54.837Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Needed: Gregory (1971). The social implications of intelligent machines.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-08T16:45:56.669Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This one doesn't exist in the USA according to WorldCat. Perhaps somebody in Oxford could make a photocopy for me?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-09T03:16:00.514Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Oh, I think I somehow forgot about this one. I think I can order it like I ordered "Ethical Machines".

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-09T03:28:16.455Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Awesome! I cannot order this one like I could for 'Ethical machines'; would much appreciate it if you can do so!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-10T23:20:22.247Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

here it is.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-10T23:49:40.004Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Interesting quote:

Although ethical notions change with time and across societies, no doubt some notions and restraints are shared by all societies. These could be programmed into the intelligent machines and in this way they could be made to 'see' our morality. But as human morality changes, should the morality of the machines be made to follow? More generally, should we build human ethical and other inertias into intelligent machines? It would certainly be intolerable for us to be judged by values accepted in past times; so presumably we should wish the machines to follow our social mores as they change...

comment by lukeprog · 2012-04-10T23:41:55.942Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Many, many thanks, sir!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-11T04:12:56.971Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Glad to be of service.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-04-09T04:24:55.740Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's now in process.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-02-01T01:15:30.507Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

If this sort of help is still available, I have some math I'm working through for a post that I'd love to have checked - a page and a half of fairly basic statistics.

It can be found here (pdf): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/430270/lwalienprisoners.pdf

Thanks!

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-05T00:57:36.266Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here are some initial thoughts. I haven't finished working through it, so more to come:

Perhaps you should specify if the probability of detecting another player is an overall probability or on a per undetected player basis (so when there is only one player they haven't detected yet, when they detect a player it will always be that player they haven't detected)

in the definition of L_K, why is P(K survives turn i) outside the summation? What does i refer to then? Is P(K survives turn i) a constant ? Wont it in general depend on the current state of play?

comment by [deleted] · 2012-02-05T02:50:44.075Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for looking at it.

Probability is on a per player basis (ie: each turn, a player has a chance p for detecting each undetected player). I'll edit this so it's more clear.

For L_K (as well as L_R and L_P), the term outside the summation is essentially (probability the player survives the whole game) (game length). It's necessary since the game is of fixed length, and the summation is adding (probability of dying on turn x) (turn x). Consider if the probability of detection is zero, and players will never die - without the term outside the summation, the expected lifetime calculation will return zero.

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-14T04:02:23.634Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

One more comment:

Is P(K survives turn i) correct? The formula assumes that the chances of surviving are all independent, but I'm not sure that would be true.

I didn't see anything else that stood out to me.

What are you trying to learn or show with the model?

comment by jsalvatier · 2012-02-01T18:52:24.551Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll take a look at this in the near future.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2011-09-07T18:43:44.076Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This sounds like it might be very useful. I tend to generate ideas all the time that seem like they could both be of great use to LW at large, and to me personally as well, but don't know how to formalize them, communicate them, or extrapolate to most of the important/useful implications.