I am trying to understand the best ways to store expressions for NLP from an exercise I received
Consider the following two expressions, which have the same value. Which one will typically be more relevant in NLP? Why?
"Monty Python"[6:12] ["Monty", "Python"]
Natural Language Processing with Python, Ch1 from Steven Bird, Ewan Klein and Edward Loper
In my opinion it is the second one because the first ones refers only to letters whereas only words are meaning and can be meaningful for NLP. But this is only a preconceived opinion and I was therefore wondering what would be a more canonical answer.