When a child begins to learn talking, no none will try to explain difference between noun and verb to the child. But for computers to achieve level of natural language, rules and meanings (syntax & semantics) of words have to be predefined intensively in order for sentences to be logically processed. Researches in MIT (presented… Continue reading Learning a new language like how a child does it
Any natural language is ambiguous based on the fact that they were descriptively developed. Communication sometimes does not work so well because language itself is ambiguous. Ambiguity, clearly it is disruptive to businesses when our work relies so much on verbal, emails and messaging. Language understand process consists of 2 steps. The 1st is understanding… Continue reading Ambiguity creates opportunity for misunderstanding.
A perception of being physically present in a non-physical world or virtual reality. The biggest challenge for learning a new language is perhaps the challenge of memory. To remember something long enough, our brain has to be motivated enough to store it. When the brain believes the information is important to our survival, it is… Continue reading Immersion learning
Mondly developed a new way of learning new languages using VR. This is truly a fantastic learning experience with close to real interaction in multiple environments to select from. Learning a new language has been an obstacle for its lack of native environment. VR technology overcomes that and vastly improves the learning experience for languages.… Continue reading Learning a new language? Try virtual reality.
According to UNESCO, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish are the best sounding languages in the world. Among these 3, Japanese tops in the ranking. To measure the sound of a language, linguists evaluate the ratio of consonants and vowels found in languages. The best sounding language has the ratio 1:1. For example, in the Japanese word… Continue reading UNESCO – Top 10 most difficult languages in the world
We are living in the information age and language being the fundamental messaging instrument, tightly binds people in societies. Not only it conveys our thoughts, language forms the foundation of our thinking and knowledge binding. It is the prerequisite for understanding the world and communicating knowledge and cultures between people. Yet we sometimes forget this… Continue reading Talks the talk
If you have attended conventions or exhibitions, it is common to see human interpreters engaged to provide language support. Engaging a human interpreter can cost U$50 – 100 per hour, according to experience and expertise. Hence a 3 full-day event may cost U$1,200 – 2,400 versus a portable translation device which may cost U$100 –… Continue reading AI killing human interpreters?