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AI-generated poetry for World Poetry Day 2019

What happens when artificial intelligence is challenged to write poetry? Recently, a team of creatives, developers and robotics specialists looked to the work of Sylvia Plath to find out.Bristol-based business Tiny Giant teamed up with Sharpshooter to train a recurrent neural network — a type of machine learning algorithm — on the poems of Sylvia Plath. They then joined forces with robotics experts, The Handwriting Company, to bring them to life.The machine-learning model generated hundreds of lines of Plath-inspired verse, which the team’s writers crafted into five unique poems. These were taken to The Handwriting Company…

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Speech and Language Processing

(3rd ed. draft) Dan Jurafsky and James H. Martin Draft chapters in progress, Sep 23, 2018 This is the release for the start of fall term 2018. The slides are in the process of being updated now, we are putting them up as we write them.  Significantly rewritten version of 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and a draft of 9! New pedagogical sequences on neural networks and their training, starting with logistic regression and continuing with embeddings, feed-forward nets, and RNNs. Plus new or improved coverage of…

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A Structured Review of the Validity of BLEU – Ehud Reiter,

Posted Online September 21, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1162/coli_a_00322 © 2018 Association for Computational Linguistics Published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license Abstract The BLEU metric has been widely used in NLP for over 15 years to evaluate NLP systems, especially in machine translation and natural language generation. I present a structured review of the evidence on whether BLEU is a valid evaluation technique—in other words, whether BLEU scores correlate with real-world utility and user-satisfaction of NLP systems; this review covers 284 correlations reported in 34 papers. Overall,…

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A free encyclopedia of linguistics modeled on Wikipedia

URLGlottopedia is a freely editable encyclopedia for linguists by linguists that is currently being built up. It will contain dictionary articles on all technical terms of linguistics and is multilingual. In addition, there are survey articles, biographical articles and language articles, potentially on all linguists and all languages. Glottopedia articles also exist in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian (Nynorsk), and in the future hopefully also in many other languages.

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Lexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology

URLLexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology (LEGO) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS-0753321) to establish tools and standards to facilitate the sharing and interoperation of lexical data. It is implemented jointly by The LINGUIST List (currently at the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University, formerly at Eastern Michigan University) and The University at Buffalo. Read more… By default, all the lexicons added to the database after February 2015 are covered by the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0, see the full license).…

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ODIN

URLODIN, the Online Database of Interlinear text, is a repository of Interlinear Glossed Text (IGT) automatically extracted from scholarly linguistic papers. The repository is both broad-coverage, in that it contains data for a variety of the world’s languages (limited only by what data is available and what has been discovered), and rich, in that all data contained in the repository has been subject to linguistic analysis. IGT is a standard method of presenting language data, generally including at least a phonetic transcription of the language in question (line 1), a…

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Machine Translation (MT) Market to Grow at a CAGR of +14% over the Forecast Year 2025 with Top Key Companies Like SYSTRAN Enterprise Server,SDL BeGlobal,Microsoft Bing Translator.

This market research report on the Global Machine Translation (MT) Market is an all-inclusive study of the business sectors up-to-date outlines, industry enhancement drivers, and manacles. It provides market projections for the coming years. It contains an analysis of late augmentations in innovation, Porter’s five force model analysis and progressive profiles of hand-picked industry competitors. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire Pune, India — (SBWIRE) — 10/19/2018 — Machine translation, sometimes referred to by the abbreviation MT is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of software…

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First International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts

First International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story’18@ECIR’18) December 28, 2017 | BY priscilla Event Notification Type: Call for Papers Abbreviated Title: Location: Monday, 26 March 2018 State: Country: France Contact Email: ricardo.campos@ipt.pt alipio.jorge@inesctec.pt vima@inescporto.pt City: Grenoble Contact: Website: http://Text2Story18.inesctec.pt Submission Deadline: Monday, 8 January 2018 *** Apologies for cross-posting *** ++ CALL FOR PAPERS ++ ****************************************************************************************** First International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story’18@ECIR’18) Grenoble, France Text2Story18.inesctec.pt ****************************************************************************************** Proceedings to be submitted to CEUR workshop proceedings (potentially indexed on DBLP). Authors of relevant papers will be invited…

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Call for papers: 2018 CLA conference

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2018 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) from Wednesday May 30 to Friday June 1, 2018. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all areas of linguistics. You must be a member of the CLA when you present at the conference. To become a member of the CLA or to check your membership status, visit https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/claacl. Abstracts may be submitted in two categories: oral presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes…

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