Processing toki pona with Perl

By Maxim Vuets (‎mvuets‎) from,
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:10
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: fun grammar language markov marpa nlp parsing perl simplicity tokipona

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toki pona is a constructed language, it strives for making the world simple. Perl is a programming language, it's known to be good at text processing (mangling? cruching?). They both are good, TIMTOWTDI, fun, and intensively rely on context.

In this talk I want to showcase you the delights of toki pona and use it as an example to demonstrate how Perl can be applied for language processing (mangling? crunching?). We will take a look at parsing free-form text with a help of Marpa and writing a rubbish generator with a help of Markov chains.

Attended by: Daniel Mita (‎⚡🍡‎), Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Hugh Barnard, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), André Walker,



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