Paolo
Caressa

After graduating and obtaining a PhD in mathematics, he spent some years in pure research and university teaching (Faculty of Engineering) and then moved to the world of industry, first as an IT consultant, then as a quantitative analyst in the field of finance and risk management, before finally returning to the IT world as a project manager, business analyst and consultant on methodologies, technologies, innovation and training. He has published two books on the history of mathematics (AlphaTest), a university mathematics textbook (UAM) and various scientific, informational and educational articles in various types of magazines. He lectures on various subjects, including mathematics, IT and data sciences. He is also involved in training and education, holding courses both in the professional field and as a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering of La Sapienza University.

   
TECH | Feb 20, 2018

Machine learning and word immersion

Transforming semantically similar words into points near in space: what is the relationship between Cartesian axes and words?
In high school all Italians have heard the story of Manzoni's famous "washing clothes in the [river] Arno". The story goes that Alessandro Manzoni, writer of the Italian novel, Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), and who hailed from Lombardy, used the expression "rinsing 'panni' [clothes] in the Arno" to indicate his linguistic revision of his novel to be sure that it used the Italian spoken in Tuscany (actually in Florence); the operation succeeded so well that the exact phrase refers to the Arno "in[…]