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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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