System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Forensic linguists are called as expert witnesses in court cases to provide linguistic analysis of legal documents and other forms of oral and documentary evidence -- including emojis.
March 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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It's all about context.
March 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.
Jan. 8, 2020 • ~10 min
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Report urges MIT community to openly share the products of its research and teaching.
Oct. 17, 2019 • ~3 min
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Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we’re able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and it involves a huge and complex set of computations in the brain.
Sept. 30, 2019 • ~2 min
Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system.
Nov. 27, 2018 • ~4 min
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