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Re: [xml-dev] The meeting must start before it ends ...... Wow! Thathas deep meaning, right?

On 26 February 2015 at 15:29, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> >
> > "Semantic analysis, also context sensitive analysis, is a process in compiler construction, usually after parsing, to gather necessary semantic information from source code. It usually includes type checking, or makes sure a variable is declared before use which is impossible to detect in parsing."
> >
> That's a very specific usage of the term "semantics" used in compiler technology, quite different from its meaning in linguistics. But it illustrates the point that in computing, semantics often means "anything that isn't syntax". Rather as "artificial intelligence" means "the stuff we can't do yet but hope to do in the future".

Is because the intelligence of machines is currently deep into the
uncanny valley.

A seismometer never make mistakes, but if you connect it to a learning
algorithm that predict earthquakes,it will have one or two false
positives.  So we have more love for our dumb tools than our smart

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