Statistics about Important Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

In this project, I scrapped the proceedings of the important conferences such as CVPR, NeurIPS, ICLR, and ICML, and counted the most frequent words in the titles as well as bigrams and trigrams. In the future, I will include some visualizations. For CVPR 2020, I also included the number of accepted papers per author.


How create a shortcut to paste non-formatted text into Word?

From the View tab, click on Macros -> View Macros. In the Macros dialog, enter PasteSpecial in the macro name field and click Create. Replace the contents of the code editor with the following code:

Sub PasteSpecial()
On Error GoTo errHandler

Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText
Exit Sub


End Sub

Then, save and close the code editor. Go to File tab -> Options -> Customize Ribbon, click on the Customize... button after "keyboard shortcuts:". Choose Macro in the Categories box and choose PasteSpecial in the Macros box. In Press new shortcut key box, enter ctrl+shift+V, then click Assign.

This tip is based on this StackExchange answer.

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Go to the video, press ctrl+shift+j (or command+shift+c in Mac) to open the javaScript console, and type the command document.getElementsByTagName("video")[0].playbackRate = 3 to increase the speed 3x. Replace the value 3 for other values for different speeds. This tip is based on this Quora answer.