Posts Tagged 'artificial intelligence'

Questionnaire 1: Research centres for Human Language Technologies (II)

We continue showing you examples of research centres for Human Language Technologies (HLT); today we travel to the Netherlands in order to discover The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam).

University of Amsterdam logo

University of Amsterdam logo

The ILLC , with researchers from the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities, started off in 1986 as the Institute for Logic, Language and Information; but it was not until 1991 that it was officially established as a University Research Institute. Since that year, several faculties and groups such as The Applied Logic Lab have joined the ILLC.

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Questionnaire 1: Yorick Wilks (Researchers) (II)

In this article I am going to keep on presenting important researchers and scholars that have successfully contributed to the development of the areas that we have been studying lately. Today I am going to introduce you to Yorick Wilks, who is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield and whose research interests include: artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics, machine translation, dialogue management and understanding systems and named entity recognition, among other topics.

Yorick Wilks

Professor Yorick Wilks

Yorick Wilks was born in the United Kingdom in 1939 and was educated at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (Devon, England), before attending Pembroke College, at the widely known University of Cambridge (Cambridgeshire, England), where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1968 under Professor R. B. Braithwaite for his thesis Argument and Proof.

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Questionnaire 1: What is Human Language Technology? (Expert opinions) (II)

We continue quoting definitions of what Human Language Technology (HLT) is, expressed by authorised scholars and institutions in order to gain a real insight into this interesting topic. In this second post, as we have previously published Hans Uszkoreit’s thesis, we are going to make a reference to an HLT definition by a renowned university.

The University of Sheffield - Portobello centre

The University of Sheffield (Portobello centre)

The definition that we are going to present today was given by the Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England), in whose head we find Yorick Wiks, another important and distinguished researcher in the field of computer science and artificial intelligence. They described Natural Language Processing as follows:

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Discovering Kevin Kelly

When we think of people that have revolutioned the field of computer science, one name that always crosses our minds in first place is Kevin Kelly. Mr. Kelly is a world wide recognized conservationist, photographer, writer and, above all, digital culture expert.

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly has worked and published for extremely prestigious newspapers and magazines (New York Times, Esquire, The Economist, Life, Time…), but one of the many remarkable points in his literary career is, probably, being the founding executive editor of Wired, the succesful computer related magazine.

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