Because, why not? I have more persuasive (business) reasons for this proposition, but currently I am just interested in it as a fun technological problem and a good way to familiarise myself with tools like machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). I hope to do an open source project for Google #SummerOfCode. On this project page, I’ll endeavour to share my insights into this challenge, referring to scientific and technological tools which might be handy.
Your comments and suggestions are highly valued. Please feel free to critique, suggest improvements, propose collaborations, advertise your work if relevant etc. Ideally, if you use my ideas elsewhere, I would like to be informed, or atleast credited for them, via a link to this project page.