Natural language processing
Writing programs using ordinary language
July 10, 2013Systems that can convert written specifications into working code in a few narrow cases could be generalized to other tasks.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights
October 30, 2012A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.
Computer automatically deciphers ancient language
June 29, 2010A new system that took a couple hours to decipher much of the ancient language Ugaritic could help improve online translation software.