Difference: ScienceEngineering ( vs. 1)

Revision 12006-10-04 - EmilyBender

Line: 1 to 1
META TOPICPARENT name="QuarterlySchedule"

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.

Back to Quarterly Schedule

-- EmilyBender - 04 Oct 2006

This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright & by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
Privacy Statement Terms & Conditions