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Programming With Natural Language

Stephen Wolfram:

One issue that we have faced is a lack of linguistic corpora in the area. We’ve scoured a couple of decades of our own tech support logs, as well as many programming forums, to try to find natural language descriptions matched with precise programs.

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By the way, in Mathematica 8 we’re beginning to have code generation capabilities for low-level languages like C. So it’s going to be technically possible to go all the way from natural language input down to something like C.

I suppose it depends on what you mean by “programming,” but this is impressive nonetheless.

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"I suppose it depends on what you mean by “programming,” but this is impressive nonetheless."

Folks don't use (and think about) the word "scripting" enough, in my humble opinion.

Of course the ego himself would use the word "programming" instead of "scripting".

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