Round table: The Talking Machine

Facilitated by: Caterina Balcells, Núria Castell and Eduard Elias

The Thinking Machine

Human language is a system of symbols. By applying computational linguistics to it, we can understand and reproduce how these symbols are combined, in various languages. This combination of symbols enables machines to speak, write and change from one system to the other—they can realise Llull’s translation dream: talking to everyone in their own language.

Facilitated by: Caterina Balcells, head of the Inbenta team of linguists; Núria Castell, researcher (among other subjects) into automatic processing of natural language and automatic translation, and Eduard Elias, computer engineer.

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Organised by

Col·legi Oficial Enginyeria en Informàtica de Catalunya
Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelonatech
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

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