Re: Corpora: programming languages for statistical language learning

From: M M Van Zaanen (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 11:18:48 MET DST

  • Next message: Linda Bawcom: "Corpora: Christina Gitsaki"

    Hello John,

    I, myself prefer to use Python. This is a free programming language, which
    works on several platforms (including windows, unix and mac os). It is
    interpreted (so it is slightly slower than C or C++), but it is very easy
    to use and to learn. Furthermore, it is possible to link C code with it.

    It can be found at:

    If you have any questions, please let me know.


    PS this language can be used for other stuff as well :)

    On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, John Colby wrote:

    > My dissertation involves the statistical induction of phrase-structure
    > grammars. I had planned to use C++ for the implementation. However,
    > several professors at my university are concerned about using C++.
    > One reccommended PROLOG, even though I plan to use existing parsers.
    > Another warned me that using C++ would be a nightmare and few people
    > in my computer science depatment use it, mot preferring C instead.
    > ANy comments researchers in statistical language learning have for me
    > would be greatly appreciated.
    > -John Colby
    > University of California at Santa Cruz

    | Menno van Zaanen | "He who breaks a thing to find out what
    | | it is, has left the path of wisdom."
    | | -Gandalf

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Jun 09 2000 - 11:23:52 MET DST