He shows the following graph and explains, and quote
Since zero can’t be shown on a log axis, the choice of a starting place is arbitrary. Accordingly, the relative height of two bars is not directly related to their relative values. The graphs below show the same data as the graph above, but with three different choices for where the axis begins. This arbitrary choice influences the relative height of the two bars, amplified in the graph on the left and minimized in the graph on the right.
If the goal is to create propaganda, a bar graph using a logarithmic axis is a great tool, as it lets you either exaggerate differences between groups or minimize them. All you have to do is carefully choose the range of your axis. Don’t create bar graphs using a logarithmic axis if your goal is to honestly show the data.
So now you know. Never trust anyone that uses such tricks (politicians, pollsters, marketers, sales department staff, seos, and the likes). This one is also a great tool for fake news masters.
We developed the mnemonic after some work on mining the unicode system. It might come handy for those that need to encode said vowels without looking at reference books, tables,… It is also a great example for those teaching mnemonics.
For those interested, we have a tool for exploring unicode entities at
A research group at CSIE department of National Taiwan University (NTU), supervised by Prof. Shou-De Lin, is currently working on releasing a new dataset for sequential sentence classification and type classification for paper abstracts on arXiv.
Annotations are made by article authors and upon being invited/contacted by the research group. I’m happy to see they included in the dataset my “Local Term Weights Models from Power Transformations | Development of BM25IR” paper (https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1608/1608.01573.pdf).