Google feeds its AI machines steamy romance novels to improve natural language processing

Google feeds its AI machines steamy romance novels to improve natural language processing Over the past couple of years, Google has been implementing a number of AI, or machine-learning technologies, in to its products. Whether it’s intuitive search within the Photos app, better automatic thumbnail creation in YouTube, ‘Smart Reply’ in Inbox, or just straight-out beating an 18-time Go world champion, its artificial intelligent brains are being developed and honed. With all of its incredible talent, apparently, there’s still work to be done when it comes to results from neural networks sounding and…

Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, San Diego, USA

The Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature invites you to San Diego, California. There will be an exciting program on June 16, two vastly promising invited talks and seven regular presentation which cut a nicely wide swath through our diverse area of interest. Do visit the workshop Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/clfl2016/ You will find the schedule there,  a link to the draft proceedings (on the home page), and more on the invited speakers. In a nutshell: Patrick Winston from MIT will tell us about the role of stories in human…

CfP: CC-NLG: Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation, Edinburgh, UK

First Call for Papers: CC-NLG (Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation) A workshop at INLG 2016, September 5th/6th, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK http://webprojects.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/mpurver/ccnlg/ This workshop aims to bring together researchers dealing with text generation from a computational creativity perspective, and researchers in natural language generation with an interest in creative aspects. These two communities have been working separately for many years, as the focus in each one of them has been different: creativity research tends to be less focused on technical issues in natural language generation, and more on issues…

Twelve incredibly British phrases the rest of the world doesn’t understand

Twelve incredibly British phrases the rest of the world doesn’t understand Posted 16 days ago by Narjas Zatat in offbeat Americans have always had a bizarre fixation with the Queen (a remnant of the empire George Washington couldn’t scrub away?) and her birthday seems to be no different. The Queen is turning 90 this week, and it seems people abroad are more excited than many Britons themselves. But how well do people abroad actually understand Britain? Here are twelve phrases that’ll be utter gobbledygook to everyone else but the British: 1. Bob’s…

12th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2016)

Second CALL FOR PAPERS The 12th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2016) http://multiword.sourceforge.net/mwe2016 Workshop at ACL 2016 (Berlin, Germany), August 11, 2016 Endorsed by the Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SIGLEX; http://www.siglex.org/); and SIGLEX’s Multiword Expressions Section (SIGLEX-MWE; http://multiword.sourceforge.net/PHITE.php?sitesig=MWE) Submission deadline: Long & short papers – May 15, 2016 (23:59 Pacific time – GMT-08:00) Online submission: https://www.softconf.com/acl2016/mwe ————————- Call For Papers Under the denomination “multiword expression” (MWE), we assume a wide range of linguistic constructions such as idioms (storm in a teacup, sweep…