Tool turns English to code

Found this on Slashdot. Was about to drop on the trashcan when I
noticed the screenshot shows Python code. Now add speech
recognition to that and I’m a happy man.

But the more interesting part is:

To put together the program, the researchers wrote a parser that
separates text into subject, verb and object roles, and programming
semantics software that maps information from these English
language structures to basic code structures. "The technical
breakthrough [was] perhaps the discovery that there is a fairly
simple mapping between shallow English syntactic-semantic structure
and [object-oriented programming]-style programmatic structure,"
said Lui.

Humm… extracting this parsing component would make a nice
text-to-rdf converter. Feed free form text into Zemantic? I’ll buy
it :^)

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