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From: Eray Ozkural <erayo@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] productivity improvement
On Friday 19 July 2002 04:25, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
>
> > P.P.S. My primary interest is statistical AI (artificial neural
> > networks). I haven't found any relevant libraries or applications in SML
> > or O'Caml. That is a bit discouraging.
>
> I have a feeling that O'Caml was born out INRIA's need for a
> language to use in symbolic AI projects. The two worlds seem
> to be very difficult to reconcile.
>

Interesting, but I still think ocaml maintains its superiority not only in 
traditional string and list processing but algorithmic prowess as well.

I have a feeling I can beat any ANN implementation written in C++ for that 
matter ;) I was writing a generic ANN library in C++ and found it to be quite 
difficult to put together different kinds of networks and algorithms in the 
same basket. It would really benefit from a well designed generic graph 
library which I can imagine would be possible only in a functional language.

Cheers,

-- 
Eray Ozkural <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo
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