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Kilian

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Quotes: Parsing
« on: 2006-12-11 17:46:18 »
We promised you toys.

We love few rules - computers love stupid things, no matter how many.

This is the kind of unreadable thing that computers like.
There was n-ary a tree in sight.

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Re: Quotes: Parsing
« Reply #1 on: 2007-02-08 09:41:18 »
As you all know, there are a few big questions like "Where do we come from?" and "Why are we here?" I guess you know best where you come from. But why are we here? There are a few reasons: The first one is: People prefer talking to computers over talking to other people. The second one: People love their cars and want to talk to them. And then there is a third, maybe less obvious reason: People are less interested in Earth than they are in outer space. (...) And someone has to do the work - that's why we're here and do a parsing seminar.
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« Reply #2 on: 2009-02-28 18:05:08 »
If you show a grammar in GNF to a linguist, they will get close to a heart attack.

Is is so intuitive that it was there before anything else.

That's right recursion. That's good recursion. That' the recursion we want.

You need to have the whole picture in your head in order to see that it's easy.

Katya (interrupting Chris): Let me paraphrase that into human words.

Suppose you receive a call after midnight and they have a problem with a nuclear powerplant and the problem is that they have left recursion and don't know how to deal with it, you should be able to solve the problem within two minutes. Save the world by that and go back to sleep.

This is not what it doesn't really look like.

We're at a university and really academic and can focus on stuff that doesn't get you a job later on.
« Last Edit: 2009-02-28 18:12:07 by Kilian »
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