First, why isn’t there more Computational Philology out there? Okay, I know no one is going to actually answer that, and most computational linguists don’t even know that Computational Philology exists. Kids these days
But seriously, why did you have to name the field “Computational Linguistics” and not, say, “Linguistic Computation”? Then you could have been housed solidly in the Engineering Building, and no Real Linguist™ would ever have to give your disgraceful field a second thought.
Yeah, you heard me, your field is a disgrace. You have too much data. You do too much math. You don’t have nearly enough theory. Your results are both too good, given your lack of an explicit traditional theoretical framework, and too poor, given how good humans are at language. “The vodka is good but the meat is rotten” is both an example and a metaphor. Met. A. Phor. Look it up.
And why bother linguistics in particular? Sure, Computational History, Computational Literature, and Computational Sociology technically exist, but no one takes them seriously. Can you fill in the blank?
Computational Linguistics : Google :: Computational Sociology : _____No, of course not. Why? Because the Computational Sociologists have the common decency to not go out and become billionaires while ruining Real Sociology for the Real Sociologists™.
Hey, look, nimrod, an analogy. A. Nal. O. Gy. Any clue at all?