Real meaning of English poem's first line discovered
A University of Manchester lecturer has discovered that the famous first line of English language's oldest epic poem has been misinterpreted, ever since it was popularised almost 200 years ago.
Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture
The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact with its simplest features. For each keystroke and web-click, thousands of instructions must be communicated ...
Google Glass adaptation opens the universe to deaf students
Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't ...
Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched
Researchers have completed the first phase of the world's most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to ...
Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
New analysis contradicts findings published in Science
New research published in the June 2014 issue of Language presents evidence that the methods employed by the authors of articles published in prestigious international science journals are not supported by a more rigorous lingui ...
Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
How arbitrary is language?
Words in the English language are structured to help children learn according to research led by Lancaster University.
Girls better than boys at making story-based computer games, study finds
(Phys.org)—Teenage boys are perhaps more known for playing computer games but girls are better at making them, a University of Sussex study has found.
New programming language accommodates multiple languages in same program
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while ...
Researchers advance artificial intelligence for player goal prediction in gaming
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that is significantly better than any previous technology at predicting what goal a player is trying to ...
Reconstructing prehistoric languages
When University of Kentucky student Erica Mattingly enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd's linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history—or at least re-speaking it.