Google launches new API to help you parse natural language

Posted yesterday by Frederic Lardinois (@fredericl) Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis. This new API joins Google’s other pre-trained machine-learning APIs like the Cloud Speech API, which is now also available in public beta, the Vision API and the Translate API. The new Cloud Natural Language API currently supports texts in English, Spanish and Japanese. Google notes that the idea here is to offer a service “that can meet the scale…

Appel à candidature pour une thèse sur : l’usage syntaxique de la langue dans les échanges patients-médecins en milieu hospitalier

Appel à candidature pour une thèse sur : l’usage syntaxique de la langue dans les échanges patients-médecins en milieu hospitalier Contexte : Cet appel à candidature s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un projet de thèse financée par la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes -2016-2019- pour un projet de recherche structurant intitulé Dispositif d’Etudes Cliniques sur les Corpus Santé (DECLICS). Le projet DECLICS est porté par Mylène Blasco. Il engage la collaboration scientifique entre quatre laboratoires de recherche auvergnats, deux en Sciences Humaines et Sociales (LRL, EA999, ACTé, EA4281), deux en médecine (équipe PEPRADE, suivi…

Free MIT courses on linguistics

Here is a list of undergraduate and graduate courses that MIT has placed online so anyone can complete at their own pace. They cover syntax, phonology and semantics. I have maintained the links so clicking on any of them should redirect you to each course’s webpage. Course # Course Title Level 24.244 Modal Logic Undergraduate 24.903 Language and its Structure III: Semantics and Pragmatics Undergraduate 24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism Undergraduate 24.91 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes Undergraduate 24.91 Topics in Linguistics Theory Undergraduate 21A.212 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism…

Stop. Using. Periods. Period. Seriously. Stop it.

Stop. Using. Periods. Period. Seriously. Stop it. by Jeff Guo Have you ever watched parents try to text with their children? One hilarious type of misunderstanding goes like this: Parent: I am waiting for you in the car. Child: r u mad? Parent: I am not mad. Parent: I am telling you I am waiting. Child: what????? The poor mom or dad doesn’t understand one of the cardinal rules of texting, which is that you don’t use periods, period. Not unless you want to come off as cold, angry or…

Branger. Debression.Oexit. Zumxit. Why Did Brexit Trigger a Brexplosion of Wordplay?

Branger. Debression.Oexit. Zumxit. Why Did Brexit Trigger a Brexplosion of Wordplay? By John Kelly Stocks plunged. Political parties imploded. Fear flared. Europe as we know it quaked. The world freaked out last Friday after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, or “Brexit,” the now-household blend of British and exit the process is going by. And across the media, the shocking results triggered a paroxysm—abravalanche, a mass brysteria—of Brexit-induced portmanteaus. Welcome to Portmantexia, as linguist Arnold Zwicky has christened this brave new world: Many U.K. citizens who voted to Bremain…