OECD findings show 15-year-olds are outperforming peers in most of Europe and the US, but lag behind those in AsiaTeenagers in England have above-average skills in creative problem solving, performing better than their peers in most of Europe and...
Three years ago, we looked at the decline in handwriting skills, both in alphabetic languages and with characters: "Cursive and Characters: Dying Arts". See also "Japanese survey on forgetting how to write kanji ", "The esthetics of East Asian...
JOHNSON’s first foreign-language class was typical: a gaggle of 14-year olds, hormones raging, are gathered in a classroom when Señora White strolls in. ¡Hola y bienvenidos a la clase de español! Puberty is a terrible time to begin a language.
Forbes Behind Apple's Siri Lies Nuance's Speech Recognition Forbes At a small computational linguistics company called ILA that I worked for in the early 1990s, when Chomsky's theories were still the guiding light for many of us, we tried to...
The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.
EDC abbreviation explosive detection canine: a dog trained to sniff out explosives This is where MSA security trains what are known in the security trade as explosive detection canines, or EDCs. [Smithsonian (US science and society magazine) Aug.
Installing Apache Solr 4.7 multicore on Ubuntu 12.04 and Tomcat7 From the post: I will show you how to install the ApacheSolr search engine under Tomcat7 servlet container on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) to be used later with Drupal 7.
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