I've seen that there was a discussion a few years ago about papers on Data Science SE and I'd like to revive it.
I am a bit fuzzy about whether questions about papers are or should be considered on-topic. Maybe there is a distinction between:
- A specific question about a part of the paper (i.e., how should I interpret this equation?)
- A general question about the paper (i.e. what dataset did they use? Is there an implementation? How to contact the author?)
- A discussion question about the implication of the paper?
I would assume that the first one is fine and that the others probably aren't.
Can anyone confirm?