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Tokyo Linux Users Group


All Linux lovers, and supporters of open source code and free software, in the Kanto area (or anywhere else) are invited to attend the next Tokyo Linux Users Group meeting. Membership is open to anyone. There are currently no membership dues or entrance fees.

TLUG meetings are traditionally small and unstructured (VERY CASUAL). Most of the benefit of the meeting comes from chatting with other Linux users and having informal discussions.

As a general rule, the Technical Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months and the Nomikai Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Friday of even-numbered months. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, so it is best to keep an eye on the mailing list, or check back here for date/venue changes as the date approaches.

Technical Meeting


March 09, 2019 (Saturday)


14:00-16:30 (doors open about 13:30)


HENNGE Open Lounge
Glass City Shibuya (10F reception)
16-28 Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku
〒150-0036 Tokyo

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Dimension reduction, and word embeddings, in Natural Language Processing - by Darren Cook

Darren will talk about dimension reduction, and word embeddings in particular: the technology underlying a lot of the recent advances in natural language processing. He will show the same example in both English and Japanese, so you can get a good feel for what bits are common between languages, and what still needs language-specific processing.

Darren Cook is a data scientist, and director at QQ Trend Ltd. He is author of two O'Reilly books, one on low-latency streaming to the browser, one on the H2O machine learning system. Currently based in the U.K., after nearly 20 years in Japan. A TLUG member since forever, but only gets to a meeting once every five years or so...

Other items on the agenda
  1. Introduction of new members
  2. News about Linux/Open Source, general announcements, Q&A
  3. Auction (bring any gear that would would like to donate to TLUG)

Contact Info

For directions or information before the meeting, email:

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