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ReginaldIII t1_j3elb8t wrote

I've read this several times and I don't really understand what it is you are trying to say. Where does politics or dating come into it?


ThatInternetGuy t1_j3emjfs wrote

I was just saying that ML researchers are using terms that are way too technical to infer meaning, or using a common word such as punchline to mean something else entirely. What does punchline have anything to do with ML?


ReginaldIII t1_j3epizn wrote

No need to downvote, it was an honest question not an attack. Have you studied the literature and background mathematics of this area much?

Regime is a well established term in mathematics and many other fields, and one example of a "regime" (a domain under rules or constrains) is what you are likely familiar with as a political regime.

With respect to "punchline", I'm going to assume you didn't look at the video at the timestamp listed? Here it is All he is saying is that, after a few minutes long tangent talking about something the "punchline" is him circling back around to the point he was trying to make.

It isn't a literal haha punchline, it's not a mathematical term, the punchline comes at the end of a joke, a joke often takes you on a journey before circling back to some type of point. He used the word to mean that here too.

Timothy Nguyen, OP of this post and the host of the video, made a light hearted chapter title within a long video based on a term that Greg Yang used on his whiteboard.


madrury83 t1_j3epnqt wrote

Repurposing common words to have technical meanings is a basic trope in mathematics: kernel, neuron, limit, derivative, spectrum, manifold, atlas, chart, model, group, ring, ideal, field, topology, open, closed, compact, exotic, neighborhood, domain, immerse, embed, fibre, bundle, flow, section, measure, category, scheme, torsion, ...

... and typing Natural Transformation into google shows you skinny dudes that got buff.


cdsmith t1_j3evg7e wrote

Punchline is just sort of common vernacular for "here's where all the parts come together in a moment of realization". It's a metaphor to a joke, where you have all the setup, and then there's the moment when you "get it" and laugh.