While doing research, I often find myself wondering: “What’s the state-of-the-art result for XYZ right now?” I just want a tool that returns the summary of the latest SOTA research. My usual go-to place is Google, but I quickly realize that Google often returns:
- papers that have a lot of citations, which means they are old.
- articles that discuss SOTA systems. Again, these articles can be a couple of years old.
- irrelevant results that share the same name as XYZ.
At best, I have to skim those results. At worst, I don’t find what I’m looking for at all (I might if I go to the next page results but who does that?) [See the rest of the post and more information on the script that I wrote on huyenchip.com]
When I did the research about the value of attention for my rhetoric class, several people asked me to share the result. Here it is. I’d really appreciate it if you have any feedback for me.
If you speak the English language—I sure hope you do, because this article is written in English—you have probably come across the phrase “It’s not worth your attention”. We nonchalantly point at things and decide their value using the worth of our attention as the benchmark. We affix the verb “pay” in front of “attention” as if it is a currency we can use in a transaction. But what exactly is the worth of our attention? Say, if you have to put a price tag on it, what number would it be?
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