XFST is the Xerox Finite-State Tool, a command-line utility for performing simple finite-state operations and implementing simple finite-state networks in the form of a stack. We can use XFST to represent morphological structures and relations and perform operations on them such as union, concatenation, iteration, intersection, etc. This is going to be a short blog series detailing how to use XFST to model simple morphologies by creating finite-state transducers.

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I didn’t think this needed to be said; however, clearly, it does. There’s a group of students in TCD attempting to found a student society revolving around the promotion and use of cryptocurrencies. This society isn’t interested in the technology behind it. That would be covered by the likes of DUCSS, anyway. They’re purely interested in the speculative/economic aspect of cryptocurrencies and NFTs (which I would consider as SMF’s territory).

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I have loved the voxel-based video game for well over 10 years, it is one of the very few popular video games which could run on Linux at that time, this was before Proton was even a thought. This lead me down a long garden path as I grew up and realised I was really into computers, how they work and how I can convince them to do my bidding through code.

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There are so many things I would have loved to know when I was just starting out studying computer science. I come from a background of computer science, having grown up going to coderdojo and having a programmer for a dad, It was only natural I was going to end up somewhere in this general area, in the end I chose not to study pure computer science. I study computer science, linguistics and french; therefore I can only really comment on a small subsection of computer science, in Trinity in particular.

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Rían Errity

CSLF Student in TCD. Programming Tutor for Olus Education

Programming Tutor

Ireland