Category Archives: natural language processing – computational linguistics

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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My current (2012) R&D in computational linguistics – especially for biology text

Now that I’m retired, I spend a lot of time on what is essentially a re-development of the system described in our 1999 paper,  NLP-NG – A New NLP System for Biomedical Text Analysis accessible at http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/futrelle/research37/naturalLanguage.html I have moved … Continue reading

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