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Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the …

Google: You Don’t Have To Dumb Your Content Down ‘That Much’ Google: You Don’t Have To Dumb Your Content Down ‘That Much’

Google’s Matt Cutts answers an interesting question in a new “Webmaster Help” video: “Should I write content that is easier to read or more scientific? Will I rank better if I write for 6th graders?” Do you think Google should …

Google Buys Wavii To Improve Natural Language Google Buys Wavii To Improve Natural Language
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Recent reports indicated that Google bought Wavii, a mobile startup, which has received some comparisons to Summly, which Yahoo recently acquired and integrated into its iPhone app. Now, Wavii has confirmed the acquisition. CEO Adrian Aoun says in a note …

Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites
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Google went longer than usual without sharing its normally monthly lists of algorithm changes and “search quality highlights,” but finally, at the end of last week, the company put up one giant list covering changes it made in June and …

Wavii CEO: We’re Making a Facebook out of Google Wavii CEO: We’re Making a Facebook out of Google

Remember when Facebook didn’t have a News Feed? At the time, it seemed great, but now, most users would be lost without the feed that keeps them up to date on everything their friends do. Since the idea worked for …

Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon Majel: Google’s Star Trek-Inspired Siri Competitor Reportedly Due Out Soon
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In some cases, Google’s voice search is already far superior to Apple’s Siri. This became immediately clear with some internal testing we did surrounding the Siri abortion story. While it didn’t read us the answers aloud in a robot voice, …

Natural Language Comes Naturally To Google

Though it’s an artificial construct of thousands of machines, Google’s Peter Norvig suggested natural language has a place in the search engine; just not the place most people think.

Kai-Fu Lee Court Saga Ends

Microsoft and Google have brought an end to their legal battles over Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, who has become famous for defecting to Google to helm their operations in China, and led to Microsoft suing to compel him to comply with his one-year non-compete agreement.

Microsoft Sues Google Over China Exec

Microsoft filed suit against former exec Kai-Fu Lee and Google claiming Lee and his new employer violated Microsoft’s employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement.

Lee’s job title was vice president of Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services Division and he accepted a job with Google to lead their Chinese R&D. Microsoft want to force Lee and Google to adhere to the agreements Lee signed with Microsoft.