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Tag Archives: order theory
You can put more than one order on a set. For example, regarding salsas from the set {mild, medium, hot}: mild < medium < hot, where < means the predicate “is less spicy than” medium ≻ hot ≻ mild, where x≻y means … Continue reading
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Tagged Arrow's Theorem, mathematics, order theory, orders, preferences, salsa, sets, transitivity
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What’s Wrong with OKCupid’s Matching Algorithm
OKCupid is using the wrong mathematics to match potential dates together. But before I critique them, let me compliment them on what they’re doing right: “Our” mutual score is the geometric average of your score of me, and my score … Continue reading
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Tagged analytics, approval voting, assessment, computers, crowdsourcing, dating, dating websites, functionals, grade, grading, human mathematics, humans, internet, internet dating, love, mathematical modelling, mathematics, OKCupid, online dating, order theory, ordering, partially ordered set, political economy, poset, posets, rank, ranking, relationships, romance, score
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Talking in Tuples
Mathematics is the *Most* Different Language. In Can we make mathematics intelligible?, R P Boas jokes: There is a test for identifying some of the future professional mathematicians at an early age. These are the students who instantly comprehend a sentence … Continue reading
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Tagged Chinese, clarity, comprehension, definitions, English, function, functions, group theory, intelligibility, inverse mapping, inversion, language, Mandarin, math, mathematics, maths, measures, metrics, operation, operator, order theory, ordering, partially ordered set, poset, Ralph Philip Boas Jr., reading, relation, set, set theory, Tagalog
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