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2011-11-21 11:23:00

Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Granada (UGR) have developed a new computer system that allows a machine to automatically recognize the emotional state of a person who is orally communicating with it. The system created by these researchers can be used to automatically adapt the dialogue to the user´s situation, so that the machine´s response is adequate to the person´s emotional state. "Thanks to this new development, the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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