Treehouse Meeting of 10/4
What is the difference between Science and Engineering?
To kick of our quarter-long (indeed, year-long) discussion of the research process
in computational linguistics, we discussed the difference between science and
engineering. I'm starting this page in the hopes that people will add to it.
Trying to understand how the (natural or social) world works, by building
models and testing their predictions
Learning how to build better things that make some aspect of the (natural
or social) world conform to human needs/expectations/desires
NB: Engineering research is more than just building something, it's exploring
what techniques work better than (others, the status quo, ...)
in building such things and why.
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- 04 Oct 2006
Topic revision: r1 - 2006-10-04 - 22:33:40 - EmilyBender