Monthly Archives: August 2012

Much of science is folk science

“Folk Science” is usually thought of as the knowledge of science held by laypeople. But any time a person speaks or writes about something they don’t understand in detail, it blends into a folk science level of understanding.  This applies … Continue reading

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NLP software: Versioning, metadata, provenance

Introduction Many software systems for scientific research make it difficult for others to reproduce the results, or do so with their own revisions.  If a person can’t reproduce a published result, they simply have to take the scientist’s word that … Continue reading

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