2023-10-03: International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) 2023 Trip Report

  The 2023 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2023)  was held in person from August 21 to 26, 2023, with the requirement for all authors to personally present their papers at the conference. Exceptions were made only in cases where authors faced unavoidable circumstances that prevented their attendance. In such instances, synchronous video presentations were organized to facilitate their oral sessions. For authors unable to attend, their posters were featured through prerecorded teaser videos in addition to physical poster displays. The main conference, which took place from August 21 to 23, 2023, featured three keynote talks by distinguished speakers: Marti Hearst from UC Berkeley , Vlad Morariu from Adobe Research , and Seichi Uchida from Kyushu University . During the conference, I attended all the sessions, representing the LAMP-SYS lab of the  Web Science and Digital Library Research group (WS-DL). Day 1 (Main Conference) Day 1 of the main conf

2023-09-19: Remote Development in VSCode - Worth the Hassle?

Source - Visual Studio Code (VSCode) has a suite of extensions that lets you write and execute code on remote locations such as servers, containers, or virtual machines through your web browser or locally installed VSCode. In this post, I will explain why this may be a good option depending on your needs. Some advantages of remote development in VSCode are: It enables developers to write and execute code in a different environment (e.g., Linux, Windows, macOS) without having to install or configure them locally. It reduces the need to transfer files between machines, which can save time and bandwidth. VSCode preserves its settings, extensions, and features when working remotely – This provides a consistent development experience across local and remote environments. It allows developers to leverage remote computing resources (e.g., GPUs, CPUs, Nodes) for computationally heavy tasks like deep learning. Some disadvantages of remote development in VSCode are

2023-09-05: Paper Summary: "Gone, Gone, but Not Really, and Gone, But Not Forgotten: A Typology of Website Recoverability" (Reyes Ayala TempWeb '23)

  Brenda Reyes Ayala, " Gone, Gone, but Not Really, and Gone, But Not Forgotten: A Typology of Website Recoverability " , 13th Temporal Web Analytics Workshop ( TempWeb '23 ) in Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2023 (WWW '23) , Apr. 2023 (Texas, USA), pp. 1208-1213, doi: 10.1145/3543873.3587671 . We often come across web pages where we see ‘Error 404’, which means the server is unable to retrieve the requested page. Moreover, we also encounter web pages where the content significantly changes through time, moving away fro m the original referenced content. Such disappearance of web resources is a common phenomenon on the web. Web resources can disappear or change for a variety of reasons , such as server crashes, expired domains, hacking, creators abandoning websites and moving web resources to a different location. Disappearance of resources from the web is broadly termed as reference rot, which has two components - link rot and content drift . Link r