News tagged with semantics

When the zebra loses its stripes

The capacity to remember that a zebra has stripes, or that a giraffe is a four-legged mammal, is known as semantic memory. It allows us to assign meaning to words and to recall general knowledge and concepts that we have ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Ancient cultures a click away

(PhysOrg.com) -- Portals used to launch you, Stargate-style, to bizarre places brought to life by science fiction writers. Today, thanks to European research, portals can take you to fascinating virtual destinations - both ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Jargon-busting software bridges the knowledge gap

Conversations between students and teachers, patients and doctors, and other groups of lay people and experts, such as users and helpdesk staff, can suffer because of the difference in knowledge levels of each party in the ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in Software
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New approach to online compatibility

Many of the online social networks match users with each other based on common keywords and assumed shared interests based on their activity. A new approach that could help users find new friends and contacts with a greater ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Internet
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