We hope you record and transcribe this one.  Can't make it across the pond, but would love to hear it.


From:  Fionn Murtagh <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject:  Lecture, 22 Feb 2007, "Thinking Ultrametrically: Understanding Massive Data..."
Date:  Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:23:30 +0000
>Inaugural Lecture, Royal Holloway, University of London
>(Egham, Surrey, west of London)
>
>By Professor Fionn Murtagh, Head of Computer Science Department
>
>Thinking Ultrametrically: Understanding Massive Data Sets &
>Navigating Information Spaces
>
>Thursday 22 February 2007 at 5.30 pm
>
>In real life, hierarchical reasoning is as essential as reasoning in
>metric terms (for the latter, think of parking a car).  We look at
>how the hierarchical viewpoint is essential for understanding and
>exploiting massive stores of digital data.  We exemplify how an
>ultrametric embedding is needed to address problems as varied as the
>structure of text, the physics of the early Universe, and social
>conflict.
>
>Main Lecture Theatre, Founder's Building, Royal Holloway,
>University of London, Egham, Surrey
>
>All the best,
>Fionn Murtagh
>fmurtagh at acm dot org
>
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