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Presentation Title

Do Androids Joke of Electric Sheep?

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Colin Willis '13Follow

Location

Library 205

Abstract

Creating true-to-life natural language generation and processing is a long-term goal of artificial intelligence research that requires interdisciplinary collaboration between computer science, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. A significant challenge to this endeavor is the computation of figurative language, whose elusive meanings thwart the most sophisticated algorithms available. Using a foundation set in current research, my presentation argues for a new solution to the figurative language problem—the use of sign theory and modern recording technology to give the much needed context to understand figurative language.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 10:40 AM

End Date

4-9-2013 11:00 AM

Panel

Panel: Memory, Meaning and Choice

Panel Moderator

Jean-Luc Garneau

Field of Study for Presentation

Psychology

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Apr 9th, 10:40 AM Apr 9th, 11:00 AM

Do Androids Joke of Electric Sheep?

Library 205

Creating true-to-life natural language generation and processing is a long-term goal of artificial intelligence research that requires interdisciplinary collaboration between computer science, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. A significant challenge to this endeavor is the computation of figurative language, whose elusive meanings thwart the most sophisticated algorithms available. Using a foundation set in current research, my presentation argues for a new solution to the figurative language problem—the use of sign theory and modern recording technology to give the much needed context to understand figurative language.