[Corpora-List] a song about parsing

Kevin B. Cohen kevin.cohen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 23:20:03 CET 2008

This is the best science music since They Might Be Giants recorded "Why Does The Sun Shine!"

Happy Valentine's Day to all,


On Feb 14, 2008 9:42 AM, Jason Eisner <jason at cs.jhu.edu> wrote:
> When teaching elementary probability early in my NLP class, I sometimes
> sing a bit from Guys & Dolls, a stage musical about gambling. So my
> teaching reviews usually include one student who asks for more singing
> in class. (Rarely more than one. :-)
> To satisfy all this pent-up demand from generations of NLP students,
> here is a 4-minute song about parsing. If you follow this link, I
> trust you to do so on a machine with highly flattering speakers or
> earphones, of course. Also, please edit the audio file first to improve
> my voice.
> http://cs.jhu.edu/~jason/fun/grammar-and-the-sentence
> The ostensible occasion is Valentine's Day -- a day when your faithful
> NLP tools just want a little love. Have you parsed your corpus today?
> The parser would appreciate it even if the corpus isn't so sure.
> -whimsically, jason
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