It’s been a while since I wrote a post for this weblog, and there are some (good) reasons:

  • I’ve been very busy, both at work and at home.
  • I relapsed into an old habit: reading The Wheel of Time. Parents, beware! Do not let your children read this stuff!
  • I took a stroll into a history of computational linguistics in the Low Countries by Leonoor van der Beek. It’s worth a read if you know Dutch and are looking for an interesting overview of the major breakthroughs and hurdles in this young discipline.
  • I’m also looking into formal semantics, although this project is quite premature.
  • I got tired of posting code (and making sure it looked alright). I installed a plugin last week that should make life a bit easier.

Yes, my attention is shifting. I already made clear from the start that the goal of this blog was unclear, so I’m just wandering about to see which subjects fascinate me. I also worked on the POS tagger from www.nlpwp.org and managed to display the 10 most frequent correction rules for the Brown Corpus. Next, we will use these rules on the corpus. I will post the code once I get an idea of the tagger’s success rate with these rules applied to it.