Automatic Data Integration using Normalised Compression Distance

Whenever two organisations come together to share data, we have a data integration problem. Mapping of datasets is typically done manually and that can be a labour-intensive and error-prone process. Importantly, the manual data-mapping process doesn’t scale and that is a problem when you want to build an information-sharing network where arbitrary organisations can sign … More Automatic Data Integration using Normalised Compression Distance

A Cinema-goer’s Guide to Freedom and Liberty

Cinemas everywhere have little hesitation in making movie-goers sit through 15-20 minutes of advertising before each movie. It struck me recently that the amount of eye-rolling one experiences in those 15-20 minutes is actually a pretty good index of a country’s freedom and liberty. In India, one is made to stand and sing the national … More A Cinema-goer’s Guide to Freedom and Liberty