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Closure in Lisp vs Elixir

Written by on July 5, 2020 in Elixir, LISP, Programming with 0 Comments
Closure in Lisp vs Elixir

I started learning Elixir a week ago. Although this has been at the top of my To-do list for quite a while, I couldn’t take it up due to other commitments.  I love Elixir. It is a great functional programming language. Having programmed in Lisp for a long time, I immediately noticed the similarity between Lisp […]

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Using Augmented Transition Networks (ATN) for Information Extraction

Written by on November 23, 2019 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Using Augmented Transition Networks (ATN) for Information Extraction

After Wood’s paper [1], Augmented Transition Networks (ATN) became popular in the 1970s, for parsing text. An ATN is a generalized transition network with two major enhancements: Support for recursive transitions, including jumping to other ATNs Performing arbitrary actions when edges are traversed Remembering state through the use of registers See the “Further Reading” section at […]

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Custom Text Analysis Using TextRazor’s Prolog Engine

Written by on July 21, 2019 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming, Prolog with 0 Comments
Custom Text Analysis Using TextRazor’s Prolog Engine

This is the third part in the series on information extraction from unstructured text. In the first part, we saw how MeaningCloud allows us to specify complex rules to identify custom categories through their Deep Categorization API. The second part covered spaCy’s pattern matcher. Today, I would like to discuss how we can use TextRazor’s “Prolog Engine” to perform […]

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Currying in Mathematica

Written by on May 19, 2019 in LISP, Mathematica, Programming with 0 Comments
Currying in Mathematica

One of the more recent additions to the core Wolfram Language is the “Curry” function. It was introduced in Mathematica ver 11.3 and is still (as of ver 12.0) considered Experimental. In this post, I would like to go over this function briefly. Non-curried functions in Mathematica have to be invoked with the arguments (both […]

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Controlling Reaktor from Opusmodus Using OSC

Written by on March 20, 2019 in LISP, Music, Programming with 0 Comments
Controlling Reaktor from Opusmodus Using OSC

I am a great fan of Opusmodus software. I have written many articles about it in the past. Owing to my several other commitments, I am not able to spend much time on it these days, but I keep checking the features in new releases regularly. The software has evolved substantially since its first release a […]

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Emotion Detection using ParallelDots API

Written by on February 24, 2019 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Emotion Detection using ParallelDots API

Last week, I showed how we can use IBM Natural Language Understanding API to identify emotions from given text. Today, I would like to run through the same examples, but using ParallelDots API service. There are wrappers in Java, Python, Ruby, C#, and PHP for accessing the REST service. However, I chose to write my own […]

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Generating Poetry Using iLangGen

Written by on January 27, 2019 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Generating Poetry Using iLangGen

In an earlier article, I wrote about using iLangGen to generate natural language text. iLangGen is a powerful text generation library that I have been working on over the years. Today, I would like to show how we can use that library to generate “poetry“. Be warned, however, that the generated poem is devoid of […]

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Natural Language Interaction with iLexicon Using LUIS

Written by on December 30, 2018 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Natural Language Interaction with iLexicon Using LUIS

Some time ago, I had written a series of articles on my iLexicon project. It is a Lisp package that supports many interesting queries on English words. When I was discussing this project with a client recently, she asked me if it was possible to query the system in natural language instead of through Lisp. […]

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Parsing Text with MeaningCloud’s Text Analytics API

Written by on December 9, 2018 in LISP, Natural Language Processing, Programming with 0 Comments
Parsing Text with MeaningCloud’s Text Analytics API

There is wide-spread interest in Natural Language Processing (NLP) today, and there are several API services available to cater to this demand. See this article for a fairly detailed list of services. All of them support multiple languages, including English. Today, I am going to share my experience in working with MeaningCloud’s Text Analytics API, […]

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Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

Modeling Homeopathic Remedy Keynotes in Flora-2

In my last post, I got started with Flora-2 and showed how we can model homeopathic remedies from a therapeutics perspective. Although such a limited view of remedies can be helpful in treating acute ailments, for treating chronic diseases, a comprehensive understanding of the various remedies from the perspective of keynotes, kingdom classification and miasms […]

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