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From Karthik Sarma <ksa...@ksarma.com>
Subject Re: Clojure, having its origins in LISP, is a better fit for serious NLP work
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:06:38 GMT
+1 ... Not that I am a big groovy fan either ;) Perhaps an argument could
be made for LISP based on the breadth of existing work in LISP, though.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Steven Bethard <steven.bethard@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 5:24 AM, andy mcmurry <mcmurry.andy@gmail.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > Clojure, having its origins in LISP, is a better fit for serious NLP
> work than Groovy
>
> Sorry, I have to call this one out. I don't think having origins in
> LISP makes anything a better fit for serious NLP work. Not that I'm
> against Clojure or that I'm recommending Groovy. But there's nothing
> inherent about LISP that makes it a better fit for NLP.
>
> If you want to argue that functional paradigms (e.g. LISP, Haskell,
> Scala, Map-Reduce) are better for serious NLP work, I might believe
> that argument. But I don't think there's anything special about LISP
> that makes it better for NLP than other functional languages.
>
> Steve
>


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