Thursday, January 29, 2009

Announcing ScalaNLP

I'd like to announce the first release of ScalaNLP, an open-source
collection of libraries with the goal of making Natural Language
Processing and Machine Learning research easier.

Currently, ScalaNLP consists of 3 projects:

* Core - A collection of utility libraries.
* SMR - Scala Map Reduce, a wrapper library for Hadoop with some stand
alone support.
* Scalala - A Scala Linear algebra library inspired by Matlab

Today, I'm mostly announcing Core, which consists of sampling routines
for many distributions, counters (specialized numeric-valued maps),
and some support for managing datasets. There are essentially no off
the shelf tools at the moment; hopefully in the future there will be.

For more information and to get started, please see the wiki at .