“She” goes missing from presidential language

Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2020 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: research brain-and-cognitive-sciences linguistics school-of-science women behavior language politics national-institutes-of-health-nih

Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers pinpoint the “neurons” in machine-learning systems that capture specific linguistic features during translation tasks.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 1, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms language machine-learning artificial-intelligence computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

How writing technology shaped classical thinking

Stephanie Frampton’s new book explores the written word in the Roman world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: books-and-authors faculty literature languages-and-writing school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences history research

MIT-created programming language Julia 1.0 debuts | MIT News

The dynamic programming language, which is free and open source, combines the speed and popular features of the best scientific and technical software.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | Aug. 27, 2018
~3 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  mathematics  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-lab-csail  programming-languages  software  computer-science-and-technology  artificial-intelligence  machine-learning  school-of-engineering  lincoln-laboratory

How music lessons can improve language skills | MIT News

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | June 25, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  language  music  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute  school-of-science

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