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

Speech Recognition System Training Workshop

Mississippi State University is hosting their 3rd speech recognition system training workshop (SRSTW'02) to be held from May 12-18. Click here for more details, including on-line registration.

Call For Papers: CoNLL-2002

Sixth Conference on Natural Language Learning

Taipei, Taiwan, August 31 - September 1, 2002

PostNuke .71 Upgrade

I updated the site from PostNuke .64 to PostNuke .71 today. There were a few hiccups along the way, but I think everything is working again.

If you encounter any problems, please post a comment.

Research Update

I haven't posted anything on my research here lately so I thought it might be time for an update (pictures included).

For any newcomers, the basic idea behind E.B.L.A. (experience-based language acquisition) is to have a computer acquire a simple grounded lexicon in a bottom-up fashion by resolving the objects and relationships in a simple animation to the nouns and verbs in a short textual description of that animation.

Help for the technologically challenged...

I run WinFax at our office and unfortunately it locks up on a regular basis while receiving faxes.

While searching for help, I stumbled onto this little jewel of tech support.

The closest thing to a real answer that I found what this, which basically tells me that Symantec doesn't know why it locks up either. Oh well...

Newsgroups on Google

If you don't have access to a good newsgroup server, Google is now offering a fairly comprehensive web interface for the Usenet called Google Groups. They even claim to have a complete 20-year archive with over 700 million messages.

Our Facilities

Thought some of you might like to see the facility where this site is hosted along with some gratuitous shots of the Linux servers.

Interview with Rodney Brooks

This is a link to a recent interview with Rodney Brooks, Director of the Artifical Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The interview was aired on NPR's Fresh Air.

Weekend Project - The Onager

Got involved in a discussion on medieval artillery earlier today with some of the gamers at N.E.R.D., the world's third largest CounterStrike community.

ESSLLI-2002 Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics

I just received a call for papers for the ESSLLI-2002 Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics. It will be held in Trento, Italy from August 5-9, 2002 as part of the 14th European Summer School in Logic, language and Information.

Below is a description of the workshop. This is the link for ESSLLI-2002.

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