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Title: Ask and Answer Questions on CL/NLP
Submitter: Leo Ferres
Description: Dear all;

I don't know if you're aware of sites like StackOverflow
(http://stackoverflow.com/), where people go to ask questions about
computer science. The questions and the answers get rated by the community,
and the best answers, in a way, 'bubble up' and finally constitute a great

There are different sites with different topics. The most impressive I have
seen is MathOverflow (http://mathoverflow.net/), where only research
questions get asked. If you check out the users, it looks like a who's-who
of mathematical research.

I was wondering if we help set up an NLP/CL site much like MathOverflow.
There is in fact an incipient attempt at this (see
This is, of course, all free. I hope there is enough enthusiasm for this,
since I believe it could be a good thing for the discipline.



Leo Ferres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Concepción, Concepción,
Date Posted: 11-Aug-2010
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
LL Issue: 21.3243
Posted: 11-Aug-2010

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