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Faced with the question, who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?, I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, in respect to what? Ethics? Political philosophy? Philosophy of language, mind, science, religion, race, gender, sexuality? Phenomenology, Feminism, Critical theory? The domains of philosophy have so multiplied (and some might say siloed), that a number of prominent authors, including eminent philosophy professor Robert Solomon, have written vehement critiques against its entrenchment in academia, with all of the attendant pressures and rewards. Should every philosopher of the past have had to run the gauntlet of doctoral study, teaching, tenure, academic politics and continuous publication, we might never have heard from some of history's most luminous and original thinkers.
I had lived in England for three years when Eats, Shoots and Leaves struck in 2003. English writer Lynne Truss' zero tolerance approach to pronunciation became a British publishing phenomenonhelped along by its fun title and its naming and shaming of proofreading sins.
James and Deborah Fallows explore what the hell is happening in America.
Heading west by small plane from the East Coast, writes James Fallows '70, you have a sense of going uphill, and into drier air.
They run companies across various industries, from AI training to text analysis to wireless networks. But all five of our GeekWire Awards candidates for CEO of the Year share a similar trait: leadership that's helped propel their respective companies to growth and success.
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Every year around this time, you'll hear two different things when people talk about the Pulitzer Prizes. There's the pull-it-sirs and the pew-lit-sirs.
thought-provoking piece makes two independent assertions, though Knight sees them as crucially linked. The first is that the Pentagon had high hopes of applying the results of Chomsky's theorizing for military purposes.
The beginning of a story spanning half a century, about how we learned to make computers learn | December 24, 2015
This is the first part of 'A Brief History of Neural Nets and Deep Learning'. Part 2 is here, and parts 3 and 4 are here and here.
Summary: A new study explores how children's use of gestures is connected to communication and language acquisition.
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Open information extraction (open IE) refers to the extraction of relation tuples, typically binary relations, from plain text. The central difference is that the schema for these relations does not need to be specified in advance; typically the relation name is just the text linking two arguments.
This is the 3rd installment of a new series called Deep Learning Research Review. Every couple weeks or so, I'll be summarizing and explaining research papers in specific subfields of deep learning.
Dozens of academics at the University of Sydney have declared their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, reported the Australian.
According to the paper, the move comes as a response to the lethal crackdown by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.
There's a great untapped resource in journalism, and it's available to journalists right now.
It's the experience and expertise of your readers.
The early Russian reports say that compared to last year's strike, twice as many missiles were used so far. But it appears US is promising that it was only the first wave, more is coming.
StyleIt's not a vacation, but a holiday; not an apartment, but a flat. It's ring my mobile instead of call my cellphone, cheers for thanks, or brilliant instead of great!
In recent years, so-called Anglocreep, the subtle adoption of British phrases into everyday American speech, has become a tic (or some might say an annoyance) among star-spangled strivers, particularly coastal creative types otherwise known as the chattering class, to invoke another Britishism.
The Q&A feature in Microsoft's Power BI allows users to find answers and gather insights by posing questions using plain language. It can come in handy, but Microsoft is betting that it can do a better job with some help in the linguistics department.
Every year, more than a billion people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and engage in a subtle linguistic dance with luck. You can think of it as a set of holiday rituals that resemble a courtship.
Promote a better understanding of the localization project management environment on both sides of the industry
Create a channel of open communication for project managers to discuss specific issues of localization project management outside the client-vendor relationship
Discuss the dynamics of the localization activities on the client and vendor sides
Peer-to-peer exchange of ideas
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Most Round Table attendees have three or more years of experience in localization project management. As a result, presentations and discussions deal with advanced topics.
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One of the most well-known pieces of lexicographic history is the controversy that greeted the publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Whereas the predecessor of W3, Webster's Second New etc.
From raw data to actionable intelligence, I will share how easy it is to collect, ingest and visually analyze unstructured data in this next Oceans of Data series article. Unstructured analytics is ideal for monitoring customer sentiment, gathering market intelligence and many other types of analysis.