While searching for answers on Stack Exchange, I've noticed that a lot of natural language processing (NLP) questions reside on Stack Overflow, Linguistics or any corresponding language site.

I assume a lot of people, just like me ask questions on natural language processing in the Stack Overflow section, when it is not correct to do so. NLP is not only concerned with programming. This is a separate well-formed field of knowledge that requires a separate Q&A site. Bewildering the fact that English Language and Usage exists together with English Language Learners as well as a lot of other unnecessary spinoffs like "Physical Fitness" and "Sport" and no site for NLP...

NLP questions may be scattered all over the place. I have several questions on the subject and I feel like posting on several Q&A sites because currently none is appropriate.

  1. Who and how do we create a site for a particular topic on Stack Exchange?
  2. When shall NLP become a separate Q&A site?
  • What's wrong with Linguistics as a place for stuff like this? Commented Jul 20, 2014 at 2:49
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    I agree, I created an NLP proposal, but as spirc mentioned it got closed. I personally use stats.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/natural-language for algo questions, SO for coding issues, DS for question in between. Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 23:50
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    @NickStauner, do you think linguists could answer questions about such things like LSTM, attention networks and deep learning (currently state-of-the-art approaches in NLP)?
    – Roman
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 14:00
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    I've started another: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119217/… At a conference recently there was too much going on that was the same that others were not aware of.
    – AER
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 1:51
  • @AER what happened to your proposal? Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 3:48
  • Deleted, I may have ran out of time to do anything further on it.
    – AER
    Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 3:59

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Attempts have been made to start Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing sites, it looks like this one is the current best candidate, in beta as at Nov 2015.


  • As at Feb 2015, that proposal has been deleted.
    – spirc
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 1:18
  • Any idea where nlp-related questions should be asked?
    – Adam_G
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 19:54
  • Down-voting because - unfortunately - the answer is not relevant anymore because the link is dead. Commented Nov 24, 2015 at 18:22
  • @BramVanroy I have found a new stackexchange for this.
    – spirc
    Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 5:07
  • Thanks for the update. I removed my down-vote. Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 7:26
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    @spirc stats.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/natural-language also welcome NLP questions. DS overlaps a lot with stats. Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 23:52

This one seems to be what we're looking for https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/computational-linguistics

  • Computational linguistics is a different beast. Same principles, different methods.
    – AER
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 1:52

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