Saturday, February 27, 2010

I presented my research at a school conference this past week.

I presented some connections between emotions at work and knowledge at work in a slide show entitled Toxicity in the Knowledge Workplace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I am in need of better scheduling of my school work.

I have used scheduling before for school work and it has worked well. I have lost touch with this art as I have been working full time and not scheduling the off work time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Prover 9 is working fine for my school work.

Almost right after I wrote the last blog post I tried out prover 9 with the lecture example the professor had given and it worked just fine. This means my school work should now be easy to complete.

I am slowly getting some homework done.

I have three problems solved now in my home work with about ten more to do. Most of the rest require I use Otter software. So my next step should be getting this software working and doing, resolutions, refutations and proofs. Once Otter is up and running the homework will be easy to complete.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I am doing a book review talk this spring. I will blog my progress reading the book here.

I am now reviewing Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond by Lauren E. Haworth, Cynthia L. Zender, and Michele M. Burlew. I read the first chapter for the second or third time and tried some code at work. That is I did not read linearly but looked up exactly what I thought would solve a problem and teach me the most. I tried ODS TRACE around a Macro program. It was hard to see what the ODS objects were but I identified the dataset behind the numbers I want to extract. I want to choose what to output into csv and also meet some standards for that cvs output in terms of formatting. I will continue reading chapter two for the second or third time. I downloaded the code that creates the dataset used in the books examples. Now I am not sure whether I will read more this evening or get back to the knowledge representation topic of diagnosis.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I applied to be a research officer at work.

I applied to be a research officer at work and wrote a test for this job this week. Now I have to wait to see if I will be interviewed.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I have now learned resolution-based refutations in a lecture as well as from a book.

I have learned resolution of disjunctive normal form propositional logic to prove a formula inconsistent. This is a method of arguing by counter example the truth of a statement. We have just now covered the proofs for the soundness of this one step in this method namely the resolution rule of canceling a proposition and its negation, and then the soundness of the over all method, the refutation method and then the proof of the completeness of the method.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Studying SQL these days.

I am studying SQL these days. Today I began studying software testing. I also borrowed some dictionaries of logic symbols.

Friday, February 05, 2010

I wrote a logic test as part of the knowledge representation course.

I really did not want to end up studying logic in graduate school yet here I am doing just that. It is improving my understanding of knowledge representation and this understanding will be needed to actually write stuff my thesis supervisor expects. This logic refresher also allows me to think about some software writing dogmas and problematics that keep popping up at work.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Planning on attending SAS Global Forum.

I successfully found a hotel and plane flight and including the cost of student conference registration I can just pay for the whole trip with my tax return. I will have saved about 1110 dollars by searching on the web and using Travel Cuts, a student travel service rather than, a constantly television advertised service.