WolframAlpha, ChatGPT, and the Future of AI

WolframAlpha, ChatGPT, and the Future of AI

We all know that ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. True, it is a major advance of Artificial Intelligence in the area of Natural Language Processing. Many may not know that WolframAlpha, launched in 2009, allowed natural language queries. As a long time user of Wolfram Mathematica, I was pleasantly surprised when the product […]

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Book Review: Adventures in Rule-Based Programming – A CLIPS Tutorial

Written by on January 11, 2023 in Knowledge Representation, Programming with 0 Comments
Book Review: Adventures in Rule-Based Programming – A CLIPS Tutorial

Title: Adventures in Rule-Based Programming – A CLIPS Tutorial Author: Gary Riley Publisher: Secret Society Software, LLC Year: 2022 In an earlier article, I had talked about the relevance of Rule-based systems today. In that article I had also listed a few Rule engines that are popular and widely used. One of them is CLIPS, […]

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Std::tie

Written by on December 25, 2022 in C++, Programming with 0 Comments
Std::tie

std::tuple is a widely used abstraction in C++ and has been around since C++11. It is a generalization of std::pair. std::tie is convenient when we want to create a tuple of lvalue references to existing variables. It is a function template commonly used to unpack a tuple into individual objects. In the above example, we […]

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Are Rule-Based Systems Still Relevant Today?

Written by on December 8, 2022 in Knowledge Representation, Programming with 1 Comment
Are Rule-Based Systems Still Relevant Today?

Before Machine Learning came into the mainstream, Rule-based systems were being used actively to solve complex decision making problems. In fact, Rule engines were considered to be an exotic component of Artificial Intelligence and the systems built using these rule engines were called Expert Systems. I still remember learning to use OPS5 a few decades […]

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Using Julia from Mathematica

Written by on November 24, 2022 in Julia, Mathematica, Programming with 0 Comments
Using Julia from Mathematica

In an earlier article, I had shown how it is possible to interact with Mathematica from Julia. In today’s article, I will share the details of how to interact with Julia from within Mathematica. Why would somebody want to execute Julia code inside Mathematica? Although Mathematica is a great symbolic computing environment offering thousands of […]

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Why Learn C++

Written by on November 7, 2022 in C++, Programming with 0 Comments

This is the third and the last article in the series “Why Learn Language-XYZ?”. I talked about Prolog and Lisp earlier. The present article is on C++. Once you have gained reasonable proficiency with Prolog and Lisp, you are ready to learn C++! In my view, C++ is a complex language and requires sufficient maturity […]

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Why Learn Lisp?

Written by on October 20, 2022 in LISP, Programming with 0 Comments

In the last article, I had shared my views on why programmers should learn Prolog, preferably as the first language. What language should one learn next? I strongly pitch for Lisp, to be precise, “Common Lisp”. Lisp happens to be the second oldest (1958) programming language, only after Fortran (1957)! Initially there were several dialects […]

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Why Learn Prolog?

Written by on October 6, 2022 in Programming, Prolog with 1 Comment

There are several programming languages in use today and a simple google search will throw up interesting recommendations of a subset of these languages to learn, usually based on popularity ranking. As is expected, the popularity of a programming language varies over time and hence a language that was in demand a few years ago […]

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Book Review: Embracing Modern C++ Safely

Written by on September 18, 2022 in Book Review, C++ with 0 Comments
Book Review: Embracing Modern C++ Safely

Title: Embracing Modern C++ Safely Authors: John Laos, Vittorio Romeo, Rostislav Khlebnikov, and Alisdair Meredith Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc. Year: 2022 C++ is a complex language. Fortunately, we have several good books (and other online material) for programmers at various levels. A few weeks ago, I had reviewed and recommended “Beautiful C++”, book suitable for […]

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Book Review: Art of Repertorisation

Written by on August 27, 2022 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review: Art of Repertorisation

Title: Art of Repertorisation: Rediscovering Old & Forgotten Repertories Author: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Publisher: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Year: 2021 This is Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad’s latest book, published last year. As the title suggests, this is about the “Art” of repertorisation. Although there are several books on repertories and repertorisation, the author’s unique contribution lies in discussing multiple repertories, […]

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