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

Collaborative Q(lambda) Reinforcement Learning Algorithm


I'm suggesting a new reinforcement learning algorithm applied in my case on robots, please see:

The Architecture of Language-From Cognitive Modelling to Brain Mapping and Back

"The Architecture of Language" is an international conference focussing on the brain aspects of language functioning. The aim of the meeting is to rethink the global architecture of language by combining data from functional exploration of the brain with proposals from the linguistic and cognitive science, thus favouring the interdisciplinary dialog. It will be held at Scuola Normale Superiore & University of Pisa, Italy, June 8-10,
2006. More info here.

AAAI Workshop on Event Extraction and Synthesis

The AAAI Workshop on Event Extraction and Synthesis will be held in conjunction with AAAI-06, July 16th 2006, Boston, MA. More info here.

Robot Demonstrates Self-Awareness

According to this Discovery Channel News article, "A new robot can recognize the difference between a mirror image of itself and another robot that looks just like it.

This so-called mirror image cognition is based on artificial nerve cell groups built into the robot's computer brain that give it the ability to recognize itself and acknowledge others.

The ground-breaking technology could eventually lead to robots able to express emotions."

There is Slashdot discussion here.

HLT-NAACL 2006 Workshop Calls for Participation

HLT-NAACL 2006 will have several workshops connected with the conference on June 8-9, 2006 in New York, NY. You can find information about the HLT-NAACL workshops here.

Artificial Intelligence and the Web

There will be a special track of technical conference papers at AAAI-06 called "Artificial Intelligence and the Web." More info here.

HLT-NAACL 2006 Call for Papers

The Human Language Technology Conference/North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (HLT-NAACL) 2006 annual meeting will be held from June 4-9, 2006 at theNew York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York. More information is available here.


AAAI-06 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 16-20, 2006. The schedule of key deadlines is included below. Please note the addition of several new programs, including Senior Member Papers, AAAI Nectar Papers, two special tracks on Integrated Intelligent Capabilities and Artificial Intelligence and the Web, and Member Abstracts and Posters.

For complete information about these and all AAAI-06 programs, please refer to the conference website at or for IAAI-06.

New Book: "Visual Computing: Geometry, Graphics, and Vision"

This mail is to announce that the book entitled:

'Visual Computing: Geometry, Graphics, and Vision' is freshly out!

(Hard cover, 560 pp., color insert. Published by Charles River Media / Thomson Delmar Learning, ISBN: 1584504277)

EACL 2006 Call For Papers

The 11th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2006) will be held from April 3rd - 7th 2006 in Trento, Italy. General information is available here and the call for papers is here.

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