From the post:
There was a conversation on Twitter about the current state of Mallet. My goal for Mallet is that it should do a few things very well. Future development will focus on making the process of using machine learning easier and more informative. Also, be sure to use the current GitHub version.
Before discussing where Mallet is going, I should describe where it came from.
Mallet was created by Andrew McCallum at UMass in 2002. I started working on the project when I joined Andrew’s lab in 2005.