Paper: 2002: Another Score

ACL ID P82-1019
Title 2002: Another Score
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982

matters. Surmounting an intellectual barrier is stepping to a higher level of abstraction or, in a somewhat novel technical sense, moving to a metalevel. And finally I point out our inability to characterize the mutual influence of any complex whole and its myriad parts. If we consider a play or novel, a religion, a culture, or a science and ask how the unique quality of the whole emerges from the mass of elements, we have little or nothing of a scientific nature to say. And if we ask how to construct a system of this kind, how to design a building or a programming language, how to enhance a culture or educate a child, we find ourselves with traditions and intuitions but without explicit theories. So I see a goal worth scoring, and I imagine the possibility that computational linguistics c...