tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
Interesting times these days.. I'm looking at various ways and means of integrating Wordnet into the search routines I'm writing.
Wordnet allows me to look up senses of a particular word, understand some of it's hypernyms and so on. A dictionary on steroids.
Since my implementation language is required to be Java, I fumbled around a little bit before finding a couple of interface libraries. Only to see that both those libraries expose far too much of the Wordnet internals.. so, a wrapper is indicated. I just want something that returns arraylists of senses, not objects of type IndexWord and so on
I also noticed that JetBrains has released IntelliJ 4.0..Now, if I could only get the department to spring for the (relatively) cheap academic licensing, all would be well. The way the US $ is plummetting against the £, I might be able to get it out of petty cash, almost
Funnily enough, I didn't like Java very much until I actually started writing it in IntelliJ. Maybe it's because I'm primarily a keyboard person ? I don't like going clicky-clicky-clicky with the mouse when I'm typing. Would much rather prefer keyboard shortcuts. And IntelliJ lets me do that. (Well, so does Eclipse, to be honest.. but Eclipse has a way to go before it catches up with IntelliJ)