Adrian Howard adrianh at
Fri Sep 14 09:27:01 BST 2007

On 14 Sep 2007, at 01:07, Simon Cozens wrote:

> Dirk Koopman wrote:
>> Been reading the discussion on NLP in an increasing state of
>> bewilderment. This is because about 20 years ago, I did a week's  
>> course
>> in NLP aimed at martial "artists". My problem is that I recognise  
>> very
>> little of what we learnt on that course in the discussion on NLP  
>> so far.
> You think that's confusing? Ten years ago I did a course in NLP which
> was about actual linguistics and actual programming. Now you have to
> look up "computational linguistics" which is a silly name, partly
> because the crazy-version NLP has infected all the search terms.

Ditto :-) I still think Natural Language Processing when I see it...

I can also remember when "Visual Programming !~ Visual Basic type  
applications <sigh>


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