The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.

Computer learns language by playing games

Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it mean for a computer ...

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 written English. ...

Training of brain processes makes reading more efficient

A team of researchers from the University of Cologne and the University of W├╝rzburg have found in training studies that the distinction between known and unknown words can be trained and leads to more efficient reading. ...

Study unveils emotional hubs that exist across languages

Emotions exert a profound influence on human behavior, prompting extensive explorations in the realms of psychology and linguistics. Understanding central emotions also has practical utility since it can help organizations ...

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