When Will Computers Understand Shakespeare?

Jerry Hobbs, University of Southern California

November 13, 2007

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In this talk I will examine problems encountered in coming to some kind of understanding of one sonnet by Shakespeare (his 64th), ask what it would take to solve these problems computationally, and suggests routes to the solution. The general conclusion is that we are closer to this goal as one might think. Or are we?