Saturday, August 22, 2015
Fall semester is starting, so I have a second semester Biblical Greek class to do and separately a Machine Learning series of lectures on the agenda. The Biblical Greek is on syntax and presumes mastery of basic grammar, which certainly is not where I am at. To explain syntax, I will use an example from Aristotle: "I saw him being beaten with my eyes". The challenge here is whether "with my eyes" is a modifier to "saw" or to "beaten". Grammar doesn't tell us this, and instead we must look to syntax for guidance on the possibilities and probabilities. The Machine Learning lecture series is from Caltech and follows some of my technical interests. Eventually grammar and syntax will converge as I still need to follow up on earlier forays into compiler theory and implementation. It is amazing to me how the scientific, technical and language worlds eventually interrelate.
Posted by Looney at 8:27 PM