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Is it possible to create natural language processing project in vb.net? as it is possible in python. RRS feed

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  • I have a project in natural language processing, my supervisor suggested me to use python, but i dont want to use python........is it possible that i can do same work in vb.net...??

    please help..

    regards..

    • Moved by Mike Danes Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:52 AM not BCL specific
    Friday, May 1, 2015 7:08 AM

Answers

  • VB.Net is a multi-purpose tool that can do a lot. If it's useful for you depends on what exactly what you want to do with it. "A project in natural language processing" is not specific enough to make a statement about it, so I  can only say: Maybe. Which criteria must be fulfilled so that you consider it the right tool?

    Armin

    • Proposed as answer by Cor Ligthert Monday, May 4, 2015 8:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Youjun Tang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:18 AM
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:49 PM
  • As Armin says you can do a lot - so the answer is probably yes. It ought to be possible to do anything Python can do in VB but it could be a lot harder. Depends on why your supervisor suggested Python. Maybe he knows of freely available libraries that you could use. I believe that's the sort of thing you can find in Python. Don't know about VB but I suspect there's not much around.

    May be have a word with your supervisor and ask why she (or he) suggested Python.


    Regards David R
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    • Marked as answer by Youjun Tang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:19 AM
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 5:15 PM

All replies

  • VB.Net is a multi-purpose tool that can do a lot. If it's useful for you depends on what exactly what you want to do with it. "A project in natural language processing" is not specific enough to make a statement about it, so I  can only say: Maybe. Which criteria must be fulfilled so that you consider it the right tool?

    Armin

    • Proposed as answer by Cor Ligthert Monday, May 4, 2015 8:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Youjun Tang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:18 AM
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:49 PM
  • As Armin says you can do a lot - so the answer is probably yes. It ought to be possible to do anything Python can do in VB but it could be a lot harder. Depends on why your supervisor suggested Python. Maybe he knows of freely available libraries that you could use. I believe that's the sort of thing you can find in Python. Don't know about VB but I suspect there's not much around.

    May be have a word with your supervisor and ask why she (or he) suggested Python.


    Regards David R
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The great thing about Object Oriented code is that it can make small, simple problems look like large, complex ones.
    Object-oriented programming offers a sustainable way to write spaghetti code. - Paul Graham.
    Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble. - Alan Perlis
    The only valid measurement of code quality: WTFs/minute.

    • Marked as answer by Youjun Tang Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:19 AM
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 5:15 PM
  • I have a project in natural language processing, my supervisor suggested me to use python, but i dont want to use python........is it possible that i can do same work in vb.net...??

    Two examples:

    https://vbnlp.codeplex.com/
    http://weblogs.asp.net/nleghari/antelope-nlp-framework-for-net-framework

    Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:55 PM
  • In addition to Armin,

    There are probably even more "Natural" languages than "program" languages with their own characters. 

    Can you explain what characters and what language you mean?


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    Cor

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:36 AM