Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Getting the geekiness level right

So I've been taking this short summer-school-type course on parsers and realisers (software for analysing sentences syntactically, or generating them based on a set of syntactic rules).  We spent the last couple of days on theory, and today for the first time got let loose to play with some parsers.


The instructor suggested we input just one sentence each to start with, and then we'd go around the room and briefly say whether or not the parser had correctly analysed the sentence, and if not, why not.

But even he had to laugh when it turned out that, of the 10 people in the course, seven had decided independently to use the sentence, "All your base are belong to us."

4 Comments:

canuck_grad said...

Well I am not geeky enough apparently - I had to google that lol

Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson said...

That is SO awesome. So, tell me:
1) Were you one of the 7 or one of the 3?
2) What -DID- the parsers do with that sentence?

StyleyGeek said...

(1) Of COURSE I was one of the 7. (2) Epic fail :)

Clair said...

Ahh...the joys of geekdom!