Wednesday Seminar: Computational linguistics and NLP: How far are they from generic linguistics?
The recent decade saw ever-increasing interest towards linguistics, as large IT companies started to invade language technologies market. However, this type of 'linguistics' is different from the generic 'language science' found in traditional textbooks. It is deeply influenced by statistical methods, machine learning and overall cares a lot about practical applications and empirical evaluation. In this talk, I will outline this 'natural language processing' or 'computational linguistics' field of science as it exists today, with some results of my own research (in diachronic semantics) as examples.