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Welcome to Language Technology World

Last updated: February 4th, 2012

 

LT World is the most comprehensive WWW information service and knowledge source on the wide range of technologies dealing with human language. The service is provided for META-NET by DFKI. Content is constantly being improved. Please send corrections and pointers to missing information to feedback@lt-world.org.

 


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FP7-ICT Call 9 is now open!

fp7The new call for proposal has been published on January 18th, 2012 with a deadline of 12th of April 2012, at 17:00.00 Brussels local time. The indicative budget is 291 million euros.

 

Several objectives of the following Challenges are open: Challenge 2: Cognitive systems and robotics, Challenge 4: Technologies for Digital Content and Languages, Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance, Challenge 8: ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and International cooperation -partnership building and support to dialogues-.

 

For more information:
Download the call fiche
Visit the ICT wiki
Visit the Participants portal

 

 

logo-ict-pspICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP)


The ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. New: Work Programme and Call for Proposals - 2012. The 6th Call for Proposals is open from 3 February until 15 May 2012. Links to details are available from the above website.

 

 

AAL-Logo-smallPre-Announcement of the 5th Call for Proposals of the AAL JP


The AAL Association will announce the 5th Call for proposals of the AAL Joint Programme: ICT-based Solutions for (Self) Management of Daily Life Activities of Older Adults at Home. The AAL JP Call 5 aims at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable and sustain older adults in their home. This call aims also at ICT-based solutions which support informal curers in their assistance. It is anticipated that the call will be launched end of February 2012, with a proposal submission deadline end of May 2012.

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When smart phones get too smart

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New system detects emotions based on Variables ranging from Typing speeds to weather.

 

Researchers at Samsung have developed a smart phone that can detect people's emotions. Rather than relying on specialized sensors or cameras, the phone infers a user's emotional state based on how he's using the phone.

 

For example, it monitors certain inputs, such as the speed at which a user types, how often the "backspace" or "special symbol" buttons are pressed, and how much the device shakes. These measures let the phone postulate whether the user is happy, sad, surprised, fearful, angry, or disgusted, says Hosub Lee, a researcher with Samsung Electronics and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology's Intelligence Group, in South Korea.

 

Lee led the work on the new system. He says that such inputs may seem to have little to do with emotions, but there are subtle correlations between these behaviors and one's mental state, which the software's machine-learning algorithms can detect with an accuracy of 67.5 percent.

 

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