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add meijer paper that has influenced work on recursion schemes
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_meetups/SanFrancisco link to SF meetup summary
android added space after a md formatted link
api_design Updated README
artificial_intelligence Improve README markdown
audio_comp_sci Update
biocomputing Alan Turing's morphogenesis description
caching updates reference to paper
clojure Add Ambrose's Typed Clojure paper
clustering_algorithms Update
combinatory_logic Adds section and paper on combinatory logic. Referenced by William By…
comp_sci_fundamentals_and_history Important as it shows with formal proofs how to classify sequences in…
computer_architecture add papers referred to by @skamille
computer_graphics add new paper about digital video stabilization and rolling shutter c…
computer_vision Added : Panorama weaving
concurrency fix link for Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed
crash_only Add crash-only software dir + articles
cryptography add :scroll: emojis for hosted crypto and info theory papers
data_compression Data Compression - First Paper
data_replication updates based on applicative programming and what will be mays paper
data_structures Hopscotch hashing
datastores Add a new link
design add Traits paper
digital_currency add peercoin whitepaper
distributed_systems Fix dead Simfonia link
economics Update
ethics readme titles and readme URL approach
experimental_algorithmics Introduced new category "experimental algorithmics" and included John…
functional_programming add meijer paper that has influenced work on recursion schemes
functional_reactive_programming readme titles and readme URL approach
gamification Fix up for missing link.
garbage_collection Add :scroll: before the Lisp II GC paper.
gossip adding section for papers related to gossip (also known as epidemic b…
haskell Fix PR #273 per @zeeshanlakhani request (original credit to @mountain)
historical Add The Early History of Smalltalk by Alan C. Kay
information_retrieval added link to the PWL singapore group, and an Game AI paper and the G…
information_theory Fix link in information_theory/
logic_and_programming Update link to a portal with a download and other mirrors
machine_learning remove paper with prohibitive copyright
macros Correcting a typo.
memory_management Update README w/ bonwick slab allocator paper
memory_reclamation nyc-may-add-memory-recl
networks readme titles and readme URL approach
new_paradigms update folder name and add ibm research paper
operating_systems add paper for april talk, The Scalable Commutativity Rule
pattern_matching Add Aho-Corasick paper with ACM permission (see note on first page)
physics adding physics dir & readme for PWLSF#8 paper
plt add prop as logic wadler paper, also for nyc pwl aug/2015
processes add ccs link
program_verification Add new category, program verification.
robotics methed -> method
security Add Google Macaroons paper.
smalltalk Add 'Design Principles Behind Smalltalk' by Daniel H. H. Ingalls
speech_recognition Added tutorial link back in with new URL as provided by @DarrenN
sports_analytics spanner dupe, sports folder name, keep csp together
stringology add "Fast String Searching"
sublinear_algorithms remove paper with prohibitive copyright
tdd add paper: Realizing quality improvement through test driven developm…
testing init #clojurewest papers to research
time_series added scroll emoji
user_interfaces init #clojurewest papers to research
virtual_machines fastcommit
.gitignore primecoin Email updates. Include Brasilia's chapter address

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