I am a Software Engineer. I started developing software to make a football management simulation and never stopped. I love C# and like a whole lot of other languages.
- Language Engineering (i.e., parsers, transpilers, interpreters, etc.)
- Natural Language Processing (i.e., software to understand natural language)
- WordPress (i.e., the most widely used CMS)
I am fascinated by parsing, because I see parsing as another word for understanding. And I love to understand patterns.
That is why I founded, and until I recently I worked at, Strumenta, a company that specializes in Language Engineering. I left the company because nowadays I prefer to work in less narrow fields, like Natural Language Processing (NLP). It was a natural transition.
I also like to put to practice the years of working on WordPress for personal projects and friends. You know what they say, if you are good at it, keep doing it.
In my free time I work on SmartReader a library to parse web pages and extract the main content, thus removing sidebars, ads, etc. It is primarily designed for cleaning articles, and it can be used in scraping. However, I mostly developed to help with getting meaningful content to analyze for my NLP projects.