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Dec 08, 2010 Four Googlers elected ACM Fellows this year
Posted by Alfred Spector, VP of Research I am delighted to share with you that, like last year , the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that four Googlers have been elected ACM Fellows in 2010, the most this year from any single corporation or institution.
Dec 02, 2010 Google Launches Cantonese Voice Search in Hong Kong
Posted by Posted by Yun-hsuan Sung (宋雲軒) and Martin Jansche, Google Research On November 30th 2010, Google launched Cantonese Voice Search in Hong Kong. Google Search by Voice has been available in a growing number of languages since we launched our first US English system in 2008.
Nov 26, 2010 Fillon: Réforme, fiscalité, crise
En complément à mon billet d'hier , j'ai calculé quels étaient les trois mots les plus spécifiques du discours de politique générale de François Fillon. Certains mots peuvent en effet être fréquents dans un discours donné, mais s'ils sont également fréquents dans tous, leur signification est faible.
Nov 26, 2010 Outil: Les discours de politique générale de la Ve République
Je viens de mettre le dernier discours de François Fillon en ligne sur mon site dédié aux discours de politique générale des Premiers ministres sous la Ve République : http://www.veronis.fr/Premiers/ Celui du 24 novembre était le 20e du genre, et comme vous le verrez, mon outil permet de faire des recherches dans tous les discours, et d'afficher divers nuages et graphiques.
Nov 17, 2010 Lexique: Rom ou Français ?
Je parlais il y a quelques semaines de l'amalgame insidieux que l'on a senti monter depuis cet été en France (et auparavant en Italie) entre Roms et Roumains... Grande a été ma stupéfaction d'entendre cette opposition dans la bouche du chef de l'Etat ce soir : "Qu'on soit Rom ou Français, il faut respecter les lois de la République".
Nov 17, 2010 Lexique: Roms et Roumains
Je rentre de quelques jours à Barcelone, où j'ai été invité par l' Université Pompeu Fabra . Comme rien n'interdit de joindre l'agréable à l'utile, j'en ai profité pour aller écouter la Carmen de Bizet au théâtre du Liceu . Suberbe représentation. Roberto Alagna (Don José) a fait du Roberto Alagna, mais Béatrice Uria-Monzon a été littéralement époustouflante dans le rôle de Carmen.
Nov 16, 2010 Lexique: Révolutions
Christine Lagarde nous a fait un peu de linguistique ce matin sur France Info. A la question de la journaliste lui faisant remarquer que le nouveau gouvernement n'a rien de révolutionnaire, elle répond qu'au contraire, il est "totalement révolutionnaire car le principe de la révolution, comme expliqué brillamment par Jean-Louis Bourlanges , c'est que vous faites un tour complet à 360°".
Nov 10, 2010 Voice Search in Underrepresented Languages
Posted by Pedro J. Moreno, Staff Research Scientist and Johan Schalkwyk, Senior Staff Engineer Welkom*! Today we’re introducing Voice Search support for Zulu and Afrikaans, as well as South African-accented English. The addition of Zulu in particular represents our first effort in building Voice Search for underrepresented languages.
Nov 04, 2010 Suggesting a Better Remote Control
Posted by Ullas Gargi and Rich Gossweiler, Research Team It seems clear that the TV is a growing source of online audio-video content that you select by searching. Entering characters of a search string one by one using a traditional remote control and onscreen keyboard is extremely tiresome.
Nov 03, 2010 Suggesting tags is not always a good idea
When we are tagging a resource on a social tagging system, it could save us work by suggesting us tags for that resource. Therefore, we can choose the tags we consider relevant or representative for us. This tag suggestion can be performed in several ways, e.g., by suggesting tags that other users have annotated earlier [...]
Oct 25, 2010 Exploring Computational Thinking
Posted by Elaine Kao, Education Program Manager Over the past year, a group of California-credentialed teachers along with our own Google engineers came together to discuss and explore ideas about how to incorporate computational thinking into the K-12 curriculum to enhance student learning and build this critical 21st century skill in everyone.
Oct 22, 2010 Histoire: Et Guy Môquet ?
Eh bien, tout le monde s'en tape... 26 avril 1924 - 22 octobre 1941 Et de Baudelaire et Rimbaud aussi. Avertissement: "Manifester sur la voie publique est dangereux." (Luc Chatel)
Oct 18, 2010 Google at the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP '10)
Posted by Slav Petrov, Research Scientist The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP '10) was recently held at the MIT Stata Center in Massachusetts. Natural Language Processing is at the core of many of the things that we do here at Google. Googlers have therefore been traditionally part of this research community, participating as program committee members, paper authors and attendees.
Oct 16, 2010 Lexique: La toomuchité et la lexicographie temps réel
Assister à une naissance est un événement extraordinaire. En ce qui concerne les bébés bien sûr, mais ce serait un peu hors sujet sur ce blog... Non, je parle des mots. Les lexicographes ont été pendant des siècles condamnés à manger la poussière des bibliothèques, cherchant tant bien que mal à explorer les brumes du passé dans les vieux grimoires.
Oct 15, 2010 Kuzman Ganchev Receives Presidential Award from the Republic of Bulgaria
Posted by Slav Petrov, Research Scientist We would like to congratulate Kuzman Ganchev for being the runner-up for the John Atanasoff award from the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. Kuzman recently joined our New York office as a research scientist, after completing his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Oct 14, 2010 Korean Voice Input -- Have you Dictated your E-Mails in Korean lately?
Posted by Mike Schuster & Kaisuke Nakajima, Google Research Google Voice Search has been available in various flavors of English since 2008, in Mandarin and Japanese since 2009, in French, Italian, German and Spanish since June 2010 (see also in this blog post ), and shortly after that in Taiwanese.
Oct 14, 2010 Lexis: Roma and Romanians
I have just returned from a few days in Barcelona, where Pompeu Fabra University had invited me. As nothing prevents combining the pleasant with the useful, I took advantage of the occasion to go hear Bizet’s Carmen at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house. It was a superb performance.
Oct 14, 2010 Making an Impact on a Thriving Speech Research Community
Posted by Vincent Vanhoucke, Google Research While we continue to launch exciting new speech products--most recently Voice Actions and Google Search by Voice in Russian, Czech and Polish--we also strive to contribute to the academic research community by sharing both innovative techniques and experiences with large-scale systems.
Oct 13, 2010 Clustering Related Queries Based on User Intent
Posted by Jayant Madhavan and Alon Halevy People today use search engines for all their information needs, but when they pose a particular search query, they typically have a specific underlying intent. However, when looking at any query in isolation, it might not entirely be clear what the underlying intent is.
Oct 12, 2010 Google at USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI ‘10)
Posted by Murray Stokely, Software Engineer The 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI ‘10) was recently held in Vancouver, B.C. This biennial conference is one of the premiere forums for presenting innovative research in distributed systems from both academia and industry, and we were glad to be a part of it.