Back to blogging. I’ve been very busy putting together a paper on a weighting model and answering feedback received from colleagues on it.

So this might explain why the January IRW newsletter is delayed. It should arrive subscribers inboxes during the day. The February issue will be out in about one week. These are back to back issues on Statistical Analysis of N-Grams.

Part 1:N-Grams & Contingency Tables

Part 2: N-Grams & Association Measures

On other matters, a PhD student published few years ago an excellent application of the Vector Space Model applied to Protein Analysis. You can revisit the post at https://irthoughts.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/vector-space-model-and-protein-retrieval/ .

If others have other applications of VSM in other disciplines, let me know. I’m interested in multidisciplinary stuff.