Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Without the rigor of mathematics all science would collapse, but not all inhabitants of a building need to know all the spars and girders that keep it upright. Factoring off certain detailed knowledge to specialists reduces the intellectual complexity of a task, which is one of the things computer science is about. -- Parsing Techinques: A practical Guide (http://www.cs.vu.nl/~dick/PTAPG.html)

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