Sunday, November 11, 2012

Who is Watson (computer)?


Watson is an artificial intelligence computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language,developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM's first president, Thomas J. Watson.
In 2011, as a test of its abilities, Watson competed on the quiz show Jeopardy!, in the show's only human-versus-machine match-up to date....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

TIOBE Index evolution for Lisp programming language

Some highlights for the Lisp Programming Language (from www.tiobe.com):

  • Highest Rating (since 2001): 1.182% (13th position, November 2011)
  • Lowest Rating (since 2001): 0.319% (15th position, August 2004)
  • Paradigms: Functional
  • Type system: Dynamically typed

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lisp: 13th position in the TIOBE Programming Community Index

Lisp, the most famous A.I. programming language, is ranked on 13th position in the TIOBE index. The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month.  

This index is based on the number of software enigineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.


Below you have the 20 most well ranked for October 2012. 
 

Position
Oct 2012
Position
Oct 2011
Delta in PositionProgramming LanguageRatings
Oct 2012
Delta
Oct 2011
Status
1 2 C 19.822% +2.11%   A
2 1 Java 17.193% -0.72%   A
3 6 Objective-C 9.477% +3.23%   A
4 3 C++ 9.260% +0.19%   A
5 5 C# 6.530% -0.19%   A
6 4 PHP 5.669% -1.15%   A
7 7 (Visual) Basic 5.120% +0.57%   A
8 8 Python 3.895% -0.05%   A
9 9 Perl 2.126% -0.31%   A
10 11 Ruby 1.802% +0.28%   A
11 10 JavaScript 1.261% -0.93%   A
12 12 Delphi/Object Pascal 1.097% -0.01%   A
13 13 Lisp 0.947% -0.08%   A
14 18 Pascal 0.839% +0.12%   A
15 16 Lua 0.728% -0.07%   A
16 20 Ada 0.654% +0.04%   B
17 15 PL/SQL 0.630% -0.27%   B
18 25 Visual Basic .NET 0.599% +0.12%   A--
19 21 MATLAB 0.591% +0.02%   B
20 19 Assembly 0.568% -0.05%   B

Source: http://www.tiobe.com