GreatMindsWorking.com is a site dedicated to news from fields including A.I., computational linguistics, robotics, developmental psychology, machine learning, and cognitive science, with special focus on language-related technologies.

This site also provides information about Experience-Based Language Acquisition (EBLA), the software system that I developed as part of my dissertation research at the LSU Department of Computer Science.

Brian E. Pangburn
May 27, 2003

Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0

Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 is now available for download. More info here.

Open Source Speech Recognition - With Source

Yesterday Slashdot ran this blurb on Sphinx-4, a "a state-of-the-art, speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system written entirely in the Java programming language."

Call for Proposals: JHU Summer Workshop on Language Engineering

The Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University invites research proposals for an NSF-funded Summer Workshop on Language Engineering, to be held in Baltimore, MD, USA, from July 11 to August 19, 2005.

The deadline for submitting proposals is October 15, 2004.

Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop

The Australasian Language Technology Summer School and Workshop will be held from December 4-8 2004 at Macquarie University. More info is available here.

Style and Meaning in Language, Art, Music, and Design

AAAI has released their call for participation for the 2004 Fall Symposium, Style and Meaning in Language, Art, Music, and Design. It will be held from October 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, D.C. More info is available here.

MEANING-2005 Workshop

The MEANING project (Developing Multilingual Web-Scale Language Resources) has organized the second MEANING Workshop to be held in Trento, Italy from February 3rd-4th 2005.

More information is available here.

New Sign Language System

This AP article discusses "a new system of sign language developed by deaf children in Nicaragua." Researchers studying the new sign language hope to gain insight about the development/evolution of language in general.

Speech/Voice Recognition Stories

Seems there has been a small flurry of news regarding speech/voice recognition technology.

IBM is open sourcing some speech software (Slashdot coverage).
Researchers are working on a silicon chip to perform speech recognition (Slashdot coverage)

Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 RC Released

Just discovered that Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 RC has been released. More info here.

ACL 2005 - Preliminary Call for Papers

The 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics will be held from June 25 - 30, 2005 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. More information is available here.

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