The Mummy Effect: Bridging the gap between academia and industry

rare-technologies.com

Radim Rehurek talks about the "Mummy Effect", a source of frustration that should feel familiar to every ML/NLP practitioner: a research paper looks amazing, outperforms the state-of-the-art, and might even have a big lab behind it. You implement it and discover all the corners the authors cut and all the carefully omitted assumptions. The whole elaborate thing crumbles to dust upon touch -- like an Egyptian mummy.

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