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AI as a Research Tool

The question answering (QA) research group at Carnegie Mellon University has recently released an open source version of their Ephyra Question and Answer System. The software utilizes the internet to answer linguistic questions as well as recognize syntax, word ordering, and tone, using a series of algorithms to produce the most context-appropriate and statistically correct responses. 184 more words


What the Deuce?

While watching the 2000 version of Henry James’ The Golden Bowl, I heard the once-common phrase “The deuce only knows…”  I’m always looking for vintage profanity, and this appealed to me strongly.  273 more words


Who created OpenEphyra?

OpenEphyra is a question answering (QA) system developed here at the Language Technologies Institute by Nico Schlaefer. He began his work at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, but has since continued it at CMU and is currently a PhD student here. 551 more words

Computational Linguistics