22 later thoughts


A distinction is often made between Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics.

At least amongst some, the former means using computers to understand natural language (often in a very applied sense). The latter is using computers to study linguistics and theories of language.

Is the same distinction true in the use of computers in biology?

It seems there's a big difference between, say, algorithms for aligning DNA sequences and algorithms for simulating cells.

Are the terms Bioinformatics and Computational Biology appropriate for the distinction?

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