Mark Watson

Java, Clojure, Haskell, and Ruby consultant specializing in artificial intelligence and web engineering


I am the author of 16 published books on Artificial Intelligence, Java, Ruby, Common LISP, Clojure, JavaScript, Semantic Web, NLP, C++, Linux, Scheme, and Windows.

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I specialize in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning projects, general web engineering, and NoSQL (RDF, graph databases, MongoDB, and CouchDB). My consulting customer list includes: Google, CompassLabs, Disney, Sitescout.com, Embed.ly, and Webmind Corporation.


Please try my public web apps

kbsportal.com is my experiments using natural language processing. The KBSportal software is available for purchase.

Haskell natural language processing - this is a partial rewrite of my NLP code in Haskell (a work in progress). I open sourced this project on September 13, 2014: find it on github. I don't have a public demo running, but you can get the code and try it on your laptop.

cookingspace.com is my cooking and recipes web app that is written in Clojure.

our-foc.us is a shared note and todo list application written in JavaScript and Meteor.js.


Self publishing business

After 20 years of writing for the publishers Springer-Verlag, McGraw-Hill, Morgan Kaufman, APress, Sybex, M&T Press, and J. Wiley (see my books page), in 2013 I started a side business of self publishing my current writing projects. The advantages of self publishing are total freedom of topics and higher earnings per book sold. Please check out:

New! April 12, 2014: first edition of my book Build Intelligent Systems with JavaScript is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

July 21, 2013: a new 3rd edition of my book Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

June 29, 2013: a new 4th edition of my book Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming With Java is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

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