On 9/29/14 1:35 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 9/29/14 11:14 AM, John F Sowa wrote:
>> Michael, Kingsley, and Dick,
>> In this morning's email, I found an announcement that illustrates
>> the difficulties of analyzing and untangling ambiguities in NLs.
>> To see the complexity of the issues, browse through the abstracts
>> about detecting "Evidentiality and Modality" in documents:
>>> What about neural networks and feature vectors / word embeddings?
>> I agree that there are many other tools that should be included.
>> A one-slide flow chart is useful. But when you dig deeper, it
>> becomes so complex that a different format would be better.
>>>> 1. The kind of NLP that the URI points to happens to be a video about
>>>> Neuro-Linguistic Programming, not Natural Language Processing.
>>> The HTTP URI <https://twitter.com/hashtag/NLP#this>, when placed in the
>>> address bar of any browser simply resolves to an HTML document that
>>> lists a collection of Tweets.
>> Yes, but acronyms are notoriously ambiguous.
> I will add some more nanotations at the end of this response, in
> regards to the acronym issue referred to above.
>> Just type any
>> acronym to Wikipedia to find amusing examples.
> Yes, I understand that, and will add more emphasis via RDF statements
> in my next batch of nanotations.
>> I have found that outside AI and related areas, 'NLP' refers to
>> that bunch of quacks that claim to be doing neuro-linguistics.
>> They have a lot more money for TV ads.
>>> http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/c/9C3K2GJR -- a description of what
>>> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/NLP> actually identifies (or names)
>>> modulo owl:sameAs reasoning and inference
>> I agree that your URIBurner can be useful for untangling such tags.
> URIBurner is just an RDF statement processor.
>> But I have a request and a suggestion about that page:
>> Request: In the following quotation, please replace "that NLP" with
>> "Neuro-linguistic programming" to make it clear what I'm criticizing.
>> And there's no need to mention my name, just quote Wikipedia.
> Okay, see nanotation below. Either way, you are participating in the
> discourse emerging here, so you are associated etc..
>>> (014) As Wikipedia says about that NLP, 'The balance of scientific
>>> evidence reveals NLP to be a largely discredited pseudoscience' --
>>> John F. Sowa.
>> The two kinds of NLP are totally unrelated. The following two entries
>> imply that there is some relationship:
> They are related, just by the fact that both are mentioned in the
> discourse emerging here :-)
>>> sameAs Natural language processing
>>> has related Neuro-linguistic programming
> Yes, by way of this email thread.
>> On LinkeIn, NLP usually means natural language processing. But on
>> Facebook, it usually means quackery. They are disjoint.
>> Suggestion: The term 'computational linguistics' is a synonym
>> for 'natural language processing'. You might add more to the
>> URIBurner page to say that.
> ## Nanotation Start ##
> is foaf:primary topic of
> <http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2014-09/msg00091.html> ;
> skos:altLabel "Computational Linguistics" ;
> rdfs:comment """ As Wikipedia says about that NLP, 'The balance of
> evidence reveals NLP to be a largely discredited pseudoscience. """ ;
> rdfs:commment """The term 'Computational Linguistics' is a synonym for
> 'Natural Language Processing'.""" ;
> skos:related dbpedia:Computational_linguistics ;
> rdfs:seeAlso dbpedia:Neuro-linguistic_programming .
> ## Nanotation End ##
The nanotations above weren't picked up by the URIBurner processor, due
to typos (note: rdfs:commment), so here's a fixed rendition: (02)
## Nanotation Start ## (03)
is foaf:primary topic of
<http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2014-09/msg00091.html> ; (04)
skos:altLabel "Computational Linguistics" ; (05)
rdfs:comment """ As Wikipedia says about that NLP, 'The balance of
scientific evidence reveals NLP to be a largely discredited
pseudoscience'. """ ; (06)
rdfs:comment """ The term 'Computational Linguistics' is a synonym for
'Natural Language Processing'. """ ; (07)
skos:related dbpedia:Computational_linguistics ; (08)
rdfs:seeAlso dbpedia:Neuro-linguistic_programming . (09)
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