Chapter 12

Building Better Mousetraps

A Linguist in NLP

E.L. Tonkin*,    * Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, London, UK Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK



text mining

natural language processing

cognitive linguistics


These days, Christopher Phipps is a linguist. It wasn't always the case; he first joined the workforce during the early 1990s as an English teacher at a college in California. At the time, cultural critique was the name of the game: “Derrida and all that. I couldn't imagine teaching Hamlet for 30 years”, he says, “so I quit. After 400 years of other peoples' analysis, there didn't seem many questions left to answer ...

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