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Mining the blogosphere: Researchers develop tools that make sense of social media

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 6, 2012) — Can a computer "read" an online blog and understand it? Several Concordia computer scientists are helping to get closer to that goal. Share This: See Also: Mind & BrainLanguage AcquisitionChild DevelopmentSocial PsychologyComputers & MathCommunicationsArtificial IntelligenceInformation TechnologyReference PsycholinguisticsComputational genomicsSearch engineUser interface design

Leila Kosseim, associate professor in Concordia's Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, and a recently-graduated doctoral student, Shamima Mithun, have developed a system called BlogSum that has potentially vast applications. It allows an organization to pose a...

A whisker-inspired approach to tactile sensing

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 30, 2012) — Inspired by the twitching whiskers of common rats and Etruscan shrews, EU-funded researchers have developed rodent-like robots and an innovative tactile sensor system that could be used to help find people in burning buildings, make vacuum cleaners more efficient and eventually improve keyhole surgery. Share This: See Also: Plants & AnimalsMiceAnimalsMatter & EnergyRobotics ResearchDetectorsComputers & MathArtificial...

Lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand can disable IEDs

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 21, 2012) — Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Share This: See Also: Matter & EnergyRobotics ResearchTechnologyWeapons TechnologyComputers & MathRoboticsArtificial IntelligenceMobile ComputingReference Industrial robotRobotic surgeryHumanoid robotRobot calibration

The Sandia Hand addresses challenges that...

Computer program recognizes any language

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 21, 2012) —  New technology that allows computers to recognise any language without pre-learning stands to revolutionise automatic speech recognition.

If computers are rendered capable of recognising speech it will one day be the norm to give commands by voice rather than via a keyboard. "Speaking" with a mobile phone is already commonplace for many people. The technology can also be used for searching through an audio archive for files or films on the Internet.

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Artificial intelligence allows automated worm sorting

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 19, 2012) — Research into the genetic factors behind certain disease mechanisms, illness progression and response to new drugs is frequently carried out using tiny multi-cellular animals such as nematodes, fruit flies or zebra fish. Often, progress relies on the microscopic visual examination of many individual animals to detect mutants worthy of further study. Share This: See Also: Plants & AnimalsDevelopmental BiologyBiologyEarth &...