Neural Networks and Philosophy of Language
Massimo Belloni

How ironic if Wittgenstein ruined philosophy yet saved modern NLP.

Would love to see a follow up to this that tackles Popper’s criticisms. He felt that language puzzles are trivial. People agree to use language meanings as little explanations and they get on with solving problems. While your point on context is important, your chronicle of problem-solving in NLP is my main takeaway.

Thanks for your thoughtful essay.