Nic Gibson nicg at
Fri Sep 14 09:40:00 BST 2007

On 14/09/2007, Simon Cozens <simon at> 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.

I spent several years being confused by this.  Having said that NLP
was a particular course that was part of my computational linguistics
degree (um, 20 years ago)


Nic Gibson
Director, Corbas Consulting
Editorial and Technical Consultancy

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