Saturday, October 30, 2010


I tend to talk too much, I know. And I tend to write too much and too long, I know.

But I love words and ideas.

I write applications that analyze text, that précis text, that indicate the progression in comprehension of text.

Amongst my favorite authors is Steven Pinker.

From his book “The Language Instinct, page 227, comes this little gem:

Woman: I’m leaving you.

Man: Who is he?

Pinker offers this as an example of the difficulty in developing a mechanical parser.

I am struck by this as a six-word drama - romantic, tragic, stark, fully comprehensible, real,

Talk to Me !

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