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2010-03-15 14:02:57

For a number of years now, the IXA group of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has been undertaking research aimed at developing semi-automatic systems of benefit to the Basque language (Euskara). Amongst these systems are found the automatic treatment of mistakes in Basque and the tools that enable the learning of the language with IT means. In her PhD thesis presented at the UPV/EHU, Ms. Larraitz Uria, member of the IXA group, has set out...

2009-09-21 09:18:25

Saroi is a general tool which, apart from dealing with errors, is used for making consultations about structure in the trees of analysis and for undertaking searches for linguistic structures in such trees. A research worker at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has analyzed the existing tools for the detection and correction of syntactic mistakes. To detect errors of context "”for example, concordance errors"” it is necessary to analysis the tree structure of the...

2009-09-08 13:19:08

Students will have to use their brains to get good grades at school this year, according to new University of Toronto research that relates brain activity to undergraduate academic performance. In the first study ever to link academic performance to a neural signal, participants performed a Stroop task "“ a well-known test of cognitive control "“ while hooked up to EEG electrodes that measured their brain activity. U of T researchers monitored a brain signal known as the...

2009-08-03 15:05:04

Nearly two-thirds of parents reported they felt the need to watch over their child's care to ensure that medical errors are not made during their hospital stay, according to a study led by Beth A. Tarini, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School.In particular, parents whose first language is not English were more likely to report the need to be vigilant about their child's care.This is the first study to document parental concerns about...

2009-07-23 14:09:36

Some senior citizens are making drastic cuts to their medical and food budgets due to the recession, a U.S. survey suggests. The survey by The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior group, conducted during a three-month period earlier this year, indicates 42 percent of seniors had either postponed filling their prescription medications or were taking a smaller dosage than prescribed by their physicians. The survey of more than 1,040 respondents age 65 and older also says 62 percent had...

2009-07-02 09:19:43

Nearly half of Canadians with summer vacation plans intend to spend less than usual because of the recession, a poll published Thursday suggests. Of 2,262 adults questioned by the EKOS polling firm last month, 48 percent said their vacation budgets would be smaller, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Of the remainder, 32 percent said they expected to spend the same as previous years, while 20 percent they would spend more for a vacation than usual. The margin of error was 2.1 percent....

2009-05-03 18:50:20

The left-leaning blog DailyKos says its poll of Georgia found one-third of Republicans in the state favor succeeding from the United States. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the poll, part of the blog's Research 2000 project, found just 18 percent of all Georgians say they are ready to sever ties with the country. The newspaper noted that a similar poll in Texas found that 35 percent of residents there said they believe independence from the United States was preferable....

2009-04-24 11:40:33

Confidence in U.S. banks has dropped overall, but the bank on the corner, where customers do business, has retained their trust, a Gallup poll indicated. U.S. adults who indicated quite a lot or a great deal of confidence in banks fell to 18 percent in an April 6-19 poll, down 14 percentage points from a June 2008 poll, Gallup said. The results are 23 percentage points below a poll taken June 2007. In this year's poll, only 5 percent indicated a great deal of confidence about U.S. banks in...

2009-04-21 19:07:20

The percentage of Americans confident of a comfortable retirement hit a record low in April, an index released Tuesday indicated. The COUNTRY Financial Security Index, released in Bloomington, Ill., showed that after holding relatively stable for the last year, the number of people who feel confident they will retire in comfort dropped 5 points in April to a record low 54 percent. Also, fewer people indicated they were confident their families would be protected from the unexpected. This...

2009-04-07 13:17:00

LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 100 million Americans are overpaying on their loans because of errors on their credit report. Worst of all, these errors are fixable and consumers don't even realize it. Eighty percent of Americans have an error on their credit report. Twenty-five percent of those errors are so bad that if the consumer applied for credit today, they would be turned down (2004 U.S. Public Interest Research Group Study, http://tinyurl.com/d2w5un). This is costing...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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