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GATE for Scientists

GATE has these benefits for scientists performing experiments with language and computation:

The various scientific and engineering disciplines to which GATE is relevant are:

  1. Computational Linguistics: part of the science of language that uses computation as an investigative tool.
  2. Natural Language Processing: part of the science of computation whose subject matter is data structures and algorithms for human language processing.
  3. Language Engineering: building language processing systems whose cost and outputs are measurable and predictable.

Some quotations

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind: it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science. (Kelvin)

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. (Einstein)