Tuesday, February 24, 2004

"Chatting" in Iraq

A “coalition chat line” now being used at several U.S. and allied sites around Iraq enables commanders and operators who speak different languages to communicate rapidly and reliably, using the “instant messaging” practices familiar to millions of teenagers.

Language Weaver Offers New Language Translation Module For Simplified Chinese

Language Weaver, a software company developing statistical machine translation software (SMTS), today announces the commercial availability of a Simplified Chinese to English language pair module for its automated translation product. The company also announces that Franz Och, world renowned University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI) computer scientist and researcher, has joined the company as a consultant and is guiding the development of the Chinese system, among other tasks.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Creating a Digital Aristotle: A Computerized Knowledge System for Scientists and Students

Project Halo, a staged, long-term research and development initiative that aims to develop a “Digital Aristotle” — an application capable of answering novel questions and solving advanced problems in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

An Opportunity for New NSF Funding for Linguistics

Terascale Linguistics presentations from the January 8th 2004, Boston, LSA, Town-Hall-style Meeting.