[PLUG-TALK] Linguistics anyone?

Tomas Kuchta tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 26 20:01:58 PDT 2020

The only thing I know about linguistic is that I do not know anything about

That being said, being able to rationalize what parts of language carry
information, what kind of information and what is redundant filler,
possibly used for error correction - is currently extremely active area of
computer science.

Reasonably modern algorithms for text comprehension throw out the filler
stuff, convert text or speech to vectors and attempt to understand it.

If what you do has something to say about that, it might be interesting
topic for people interested in CS.

Language design is also very interesting and still active area of CS.
Sadly, not many languages are designed to not be ambiguous and  highly

Just a thought,

On Tue, May 26, 2020, 19:20 John Jason Jordan <johnxj at gmx.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 26 May 2020 11:59:25 -0700
> Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtmann at gmail.com> dijo:
> >I think your idea and efforts are wonderful.  It would be great to
> >see/hear your linguistics tutorial in whatever form works best for
> >you.  Rich's suggestions seem to expand your idea to the next level, a
> >great idea too. Maybe you could use Plug as a tuning ground for the
> >YouTube release, if you still have the energy for it.  But whatever
> >you come up with I am sure it will be well received and appreciated.
> I do enjoy giving talks, but I just don't know much about the technical
> parts of computer science. Worse, such things don't really interest me;
> I'm just a user.
> I did some reformatting on my document to increase legibility and
> saved it as a PDF. I'd be happy to send it to you or anyone else who
> would like a copy.
> I considered Rich's suggestions, but they don't interest me. The last
> thing I want to do is create something for Youtube - a platform which I
> find mostly annoying. Nowadays people put their 'how-to' information on
> Youtube, and I find it impossible to figure out what they are talking
> about. Why couldn't they just write it down? Oh wait ... maybe they
> don't know how to write. Anyway, I don't want to be part of that crowd.
> As for powerpoints, I find them almost as irritating as Youtube. I don't
> want to convert my work into a list of bullet points with no data or
> details.
> The more I think about the way a lot of people expect to receive
> information the more I think I ought to just make the PDF available to
> those who want it, and forget about presentations.
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