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

14 Int'l Joint Conferences in Computer Science & Engineering

I just received a Call for Papers for the 2002 International Multiconferences in Computer Science which will be held at the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from June 24-27, 2002. This is the link for the conference.

Java Bytecode vs. Native Compilation

Flu sent me this story from IBM Developworks which discusses and compares compilation of Java programs using bytecode and native compilers.

A case study of Linux on the desktop

Flu sent me this story from which gives a case study on replacing Windows with Linux as a desktop OS in a business environment.

Java 2 SDK 1.4 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for the Java 2 SDK 1.4 was released yesterday. You can download it here.

Why RedHat should avoid being snatched by AOL...

I submitted this story to The Linux Pimp earlier today and thought some readers here might appreciate it.

I recently refurbished an older computer in our office for a co-worker, complete with a PCI sound card, 56k modem, and 100 Base-T network card. He brought the machine back to me this morning and said that he couldn't connect to AOL because the modem couldn't get a dial tone.

After a quick visual inspection, I was able to diagnose the problem...

Giving away my sources...

While more of a general A.I. journal, Intelligence Magazine often contains language-related articles, web sites, etc. It has provided me with content for this site on several occasions.

For all you Prolog Programmers...

A company called Artiware has developed a Prolog compiler / IDE that allows you to deliver a Prolog application as a COM component. This would be of use to those wanting to incorporate Prolog into a Windows application.

Speech Synthesis in Java

This article from Sun details FreeTTS, an open source speech synthesis engine written in Java. The engine converts typewritten text into speech.

Time to get back on topic...

Although this site is supposed to contain news regarding language acquisition modeling, I am the one paying the bills so I've allowed myself a few indulgences when it comes to posting news about and pictures of my newborn twins.

Having said that, I would like to keep the site on-topic as much as possible so instead of posting more stories about the kids, I've added a small block to the right of the main page under the survey called "Baby Pics".

Update 1-15-2002: I scrapped the drop-down box for the "Baby Pics" link on the left to where I've put a bunch of thumbnails and photos.

Call for Papers

ESSLLI-2002 Workshop on Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Linguistics

August 5-9, 2002

A workshop held as part of the 14th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information


Trento, Italy

August 5-16, 2002

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