News tagged with human languages

Bringing 'common sense' to text analytics

Bringing "common sense" to artificial intelligence is one of the biggest challenges in computer science: It entails equipping computers with the shared knowledge that humans use to infer meaning, make connections ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Robot knows who wants one for the road

(Phys.org) —JAMES has a head that is actually a tablet. JAMES is an efficient waiter yet only has one arm. JAMES can read your body language to know you want a drink without your saying a word. Perhaps ...

dateSep 24, 2013 in Robotics report
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Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Evolution
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Fraternal singing in zebra finches

The song of songbirds is usually transmitted from one generation to the next by imitation learning and is thought to be similar to the acquisition of human speech. Although song is often learnt from an adult ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Language by mouth and by hand

Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in Social Sciences
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