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Cartoon Theories of Linguistics
Part ж—The Trouble with NLP

Phineas Q. Phlogiston, Ph.D.
Unintentional University of Lghtnbrgstn

Please review previously discussed materials as needed. Now that that is taken care of, let us consider why Natural Language Processing (or, its alter-ego, Computational Linguistics) has not been the resounding success regularly predicted by the NLP faithful:

We gave the monkeys the bananas because they were hungry/over-ripe.

Time/Fruit flies like a(n) arrow/banana.

pretty little girl’s school

crying computational linguist

Up next: Lexicostatistics vs Glottochronology.

  1. Baeza-Yates, Ricardo and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto (1999). Modern Information Retrieval.
  2. Manning, Christopher, and Hinrich Schütze. (1999). Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing.
  3. Russell, Stuart J., and Peter Norvig. (1994). Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.
  4. Witten, Ian H., Alistair Moffat, and Timothy C. Bell. (1999). Managing Gigabytes.

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