News tagged with language structure

Computing, Sudoku-style

When Alexey Radul began graduate work at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in 2003, he was interested in natural-language processing -- designing software that could understand ordinary ...

Apr 28, 2010
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Historical context guides language development

Not only do we humans enjoy talking -- and talking a lot -- we also do so in very different ways: about 6,000 languages are spoken today worldwide. How this wealth of expression developed, however, largely remains a mystery. ...

Apr 14, 2011
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Undocumented language found hidden in India

A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal ...

Oct 05, 2010
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