-- Noah Smith Associate Professor School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM, Phil Gooch <philgooch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM, John F Sowa <sowa at bestweb.net> wrote:
>> NLP is primarily a branch of engineering. The challenge for
>> an engineer is not to get a better score on some "metric", but
>> to solve a client's problem within the constraints of budgets,
>> deadlines, and available resources.
> I think this is very true. Some of the most successful NLP companies use
> quite simple techniques under the hood. Rule-based approaches (if well
> designed and modular) are popular with clients as they are easily
> understood and can be rapidly customised for a specific domain.
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