Week 5: Qasim

*Had technical issues with XLE-Web on loading the parsed sentence (Taking over 2400 seconds to process the parse). 

In defining the nebulous nature of language, we use a plethora of factors in identifying types of human language. The natural language for that matter is the acquisition of common understanding in human interaction and communication. This is simply by luck in what community we are born into and learning to be “attuned to the patterns of sounds and grammar in the language community we are born into”[1].

Steven Pickner fuels the notion that language is words as well as rules (grammar). Words are what “memorized arbitrary pairing”[2]. We have conventionally trained ourselves that sounds and meaning paired together are what define the fruits of life. Enabling a language is concurrent with the arbitrary nature of identifying symbolic tones, units, cognitive beliefs, etc.


How can we tie this more into computing?

Side note: it is fascinating to conceptualize how we have trimmed all these massive ideas, concepts, into symbolic words (by illustration i.e. calligraphy) and more so, how we turned complex concepts all into binary code, transferring language.

[1] Martin Irvine, “Introduction to Linguistics and Symbolic Thought: Key Concepts”

[2] Steven Pickner, “Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language”