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
An ancient script that’s defied generations of archaeologists has yielded some of its secrets to artificially intelligent computers. Computational analysis of symbols used 4,000 years ago by a long-lost Indus Valley civilization suggests they represent a spoken language. Some frustrated linguists thought the symbols were merely pretty pictures. “The underlying grammatical structure seems similar to what’s found in many languages,” said University of Washington computer scientist Rajesh Rao. The Indus script, used between 2,600 and 1,900 B.C. in what is now eastern Pakistan and northwest India, belonged to a civilization as sophisticated as its Mesopotamian and Egyptian contemporaries. However, it left fewer linguistic remains.
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GreatMindsWorking.com was created in 2001 as an AI blog with an emphasis on Human Language AI. Entries were made on a fairly regular basis until about 2006 and then dwindled. The site was upgraded from PostNUKE to Drupal in mid 2009, but I never quite got around to configuring Drupal properly or adding much new content.