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Feb 25, 2011 What the E.C. Won’t See – Systran Introduces MT for European Commission Corpus
Feb 25, 2011 Machine Translation Innovation from DFKI- and euroscript-led Consortium
Feb 23, 2011 Congratulations to Ken Thompson
Posted by Bill Coughran, Senior Vice President of Engineering I’m happy to share that Ken Thompson has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious Japan Prize . The Japan Prize is bestowed for achievements in science and technology that promote the peace and prosperity of mankind.
Feb 21, 2011 Quizz: L'origine du clic
Cette news ( à lire ! ), actuellement en home de , a fait le plus fort taux de clics depuis plusieurs semaines... Cochez la bonne réponse : [1] Les internautes s'intéressent à la peinture du XIXè siècle. [2] Un bon titre incite les internautes à cliquer. [3] Gustave Courbet est mort avant l'invention du ticket de métro.
Jan 31, 2011 Julia meets HTML 5
Posted by Daniel Wolf, Software Engineer Today, we launched Julia Map on Google Labs, a fractal renderer in HTML 5. Julia sets are fractals that were studied by the French mathematician Gaston Julia in the early 1920s. Fifty years later, Benoît Mandelbrot studied the set z2 − c and popularized it by generating the first computer visualisation.
Jan 27, 2011 Google at NIPS 2010
Posted by Slav Petrov, Doug Aberdeen, and Lisa McCracken, Google Research The machine learning community met in Vancouver in December for the 24th Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) . As always, the single-track program of the main conference featured a number of outstanding talks, followed by interesting late night poster sessions.
Jan 26, 2011 More Google Contributions to the Broader Scientific Community
Posted by Corinna Cortes and Alfred Spector, Google Research Googlers actively engage with the scientific community by publishing technical papers, contributing open-source packages, working on standards, introducing new APIs and tools, giving talks and presentations, participating in ongoing technical debates, and much more. Our publications offer technical and algorithmic advances, demonstrate things we learn as we develop novel products and services, and shed light on some of the technical challenges we face ...
Jan 20, 2011 Supporting computer science education with CS4HS
Posted by Terry Ednacot, Education Program Manager Recent statistics have shown a decline in the number of U.S. students taking computer science AP classes, which also leads to a decline in students declaring computer science as their majors—a concerning trend in the U.S. as we try to remain competitive in the global economy.
Jan 18, 2011 Lexique: Marinisme
J'adore assister à des naissances, si vous lisez ce blog depuis quelque temps vous le savez ! J'entends depuis quelques jours les mots mariniste, marinisme, y compris à l'instant dans l'émission C dans l'air sur la 5. Google/Twitter confirment : Cette naissance, m'en rappelle une autre, celle du ségolisme...
Jan 10, 2011 Fred Jelinek: 1932 - 2010
Fred Jelinek, our first Antonio Zampolli Prize (LREC 2004) died on September 14th, 2010. More on his life, his work and his research can be found on the web site of John Hopkins University. - Antonio Zampolli Prize
Jan 08, 2011 Radio: Est-ce qu'on parle mal la France ?
Je vous retrouve demain sur France Inter de 10h à 11h, dans l'Emission Service Public , en compagnie de Jeanne Bordeau , sur le thème "Est-ce qu'on parle mal la France ?" (sic -- ce n'est pas moi qui ai choisi le titre). Vieux serpent de mer, auquel on ne finit plus de couper la tête -- elle repousse aussitôt ! NB: L'émission pourra être écoutée en podcast sur le site après ...
Dec 27, 2010 Google: The largest linguistic corpus of all time
When I was a student at the end of the 1970's, I never dared imagine, even in my wildest dreams, that the scientific community would one day have the means of analyzing computerized corpuses of texts of several hundreds of billions of words. At the time, I marvelled at the Brown Corpus , which included an extraordinary quantity of one million words of American English, and that after serving to compile the ...
Dec 21, 2010 Google: Le plus grand corpus linguistique de tous les temps
Lorsque j'étais étudiant, à la fin des années 70, je n'aurais jamais osé imaginer, même dans mes rêves les plus fous, que la communauté scientifique ait un jour les moyens d'analyser des corpus de textes informatisés de plusieurs de centaines de milliards de mots. A l'époque, j'étais émerveillé par le Brown Corpus , qui comportait la quantité extraordinaire d'un million de mots d'anglais américain, et qui après avoir servi à la compilation ...
Dec 20, 2010 More researchers dive into the digital humanities
Posted by Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager for Google Books When we started Google Book Search back in 2004, we were driven by the desire to make books searchable and discoverable online. But as that corpus grew -- we’ve now scanned approximately 10% of all books published in the modern era -- we began to realize how useful it would be for scholarly work.
Dec 17, 2010 Robot hackathon connects with Android, browsers and the cloud
Posted by Ryan Hickman and Mamie Rheingold, 20% Robotics Task Force With a beer fridge stocked and music blasting, engineers from across Google—and the world—spent the month of October soldering and hacking in their 20% time to connect hobbyist and educational robots with Android phones. Just two months later we’re psyched to announce three ways you can play with your iRobot Create(R), LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) or VEX Pro(R) through the cloud: App Inventor ...
Dec 17, 2010 Yahoo! announced they’re shutting down Delicious
Bad news from Yahoo!.. it’s now trending on Twitter: Yahoo! decided to shut down the social bookmarking site par excellence, Delicious. Even though we didn’t get any official announcement from Yahoo!, Techcrunch has confirmed the news with a response they got from Yahoo!: Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or [...]
Dec 16, 2010 Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer
Posted by Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager, Google Books [ Cross-posted from the Google Books Blog ] Scholars interested in topics such as philosophy, religion, politics, art and language have employed qualitative approaches such as literary and critical analysis with great success. As more of the world’s literature becomes available online, it’s increasingly possible to apply quantitative methods to complement that research.
Dec 15, 2010 Letting everyone do great things with App Inventor
Posted by Karen Parker, App Inventor Program Manager In July, we announced App Inventor for Android, a Google Labs experiment that makes it easier for people to access the capabilities of their Android phone and create apps for their personal use. We were delighted (and honestly a bit overwhelmed!) by the interest that our announcement generated.
Dec 13, 2010 Google: More and more Wikipedia, but surfers seem weary
My faithful readers know that I regularly conduct user studies on various search engines, including Google. The latest one contains a slew of interesting elements, one of which grabbed my attention in particular. I have underlined several times the significant place that Google (and other engines...) give to Wikipedia in their results (see here , here [fr] or here ).
Dec 09, 2010 Google: De plus en plus de Wikipedia, mais les internautes semblent se lasser
Les lecteurs fidèles de ce blog savent que je conduis régulièrement des études utilisateurs sur divers moteurs de recherches, dont Google. La dernière en date contient une foule d'éléments intéressants, dont l'un m'a particulièrement frappé. J'avais souligné à plusieurs reprises la place importante que Google (et d'autres moteurs...) accordaient à Wikipedia dans les résultats (voir ici , ici ou ici ).