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WolframAlpha : Une nouvelle sorte de science pour une nouvelle sorte de moteur de recherche Par Rémi Sussan le 03/06/09 | 6 commentaires | 6,463 lectures | Impression Aujourd’hui, vous avez sans doute déjà visité et utilisé WolframAlpha, et, selon vos préférences, vous l’avez trouvé plutôt extraordinaire, ou (surtout si vous êtes peu porté sur les chiffres), globalement décevant. Difficile pour l’instant de juger l’engin, qui n’en est, nous affirme-t-on, qu’à ses débuts (un truc à noter pour les collégiens et lycéens : il donne la solution des équations et trace les courbes de fonctions !). Car pour son créateur, le physicien Stephen Wolfram, également créateur du fameux logiciel Mathematica, pas de doute. Image : Stephen Wolfram, le créateur de Wolfram Alpha par Hybernaut. L’informatique est le socle de la structure du monde Qu’affirmait NKS (comme on a affectueusement surnommé ce livre) ? Autrement dit, le postulat en cours depuis Newton selon lequel les mathématiques étaient le langage de choix pour comprendre l’univers était une mauvaise habitude. Tout cela est bel et bon.

Proxemics: Intercultural communication of proxemics Intercultural communication and its relation with proxemics is an ongoing and in some instances changing element of communication that all cultures must acknowledge to have better intercultural relationships. We must all strive to understand each others' cultural emphasis and rules that are placed on space to have positive and successful communication and nonverbal dialogue. When engaging in communication with other cultures in relevance to proxemics, whether it be pertaining to business, personal or with their military, we sometimes have problems developing trust and understanding meanings. Often times there are misunderstandings from one another because we are too familiar with our own cultural norms and do not immediately relate to others and their use of space. Contact Cultures & Non-Contact Cultures "A contact culture is when there are Cultural groups in which people tend to stand close together and touch frequently when they interact together. References

Why This Lie? Brian Williams’ Pulpit Fiction The deafening whomp-whomp-whomp you may have heard when Brian Williams got caught in a lie last week was not the approach of a Black Hawk helicopter. It was the media’s schadenfreude machine roaring to life. Why would a man at the top of his field risk it all with unnecessary embellishments? In the New York Times, a teaser for columnist Maureen Dowd’s take on the subject mused that Williams fancies himself a scholar-adventurer in the mold of Indiana Jones. Yet all this focus on a millionaire newsman’s ego and problematic self-perception obscures the larger issue—the Big Lie of which Williams’ tall tales are but a part. Williams did not just tell any lie, after all. He would probably not be enduring such scrutiny had he fibbed about risks faced in any another context. Claiming proximity to this sacred, Williams makes its authority his own. “For a long time I was angry,” the writer and former Marine Phil Klay notes in his National Book Award winning collection Redeployment.

Presentación Consejos para Hablar en Público - Guía de Investigación para Estudiantes Public Speaking Tips Know the needs of your audience and match your contents to their needs. Know your material thoroughly. Put what you have to say in a logical sequence. When you are presenting in front of an audience, you are performing as an actor is on stage. Body language is important. Speak with conviction as if you really believe in what you are saying. Do not read from notes for any extended length of time although it is quite acceptable to glance at your notes infrequently. Maintain sincere eye contact with your audience. Speak to your audience, listen to their questions, respond to their reactions, adjust and adapt. Pause. Add humor whenever appropriate and possible. When using audio-visual aids to enhance your presentation, be sure all necessary equipment is set up and in good working order prior to the presentation. Have handouts ready and give them out at the appropriate time. Know when to STOP talking. Public Speaking Links: Advanced Public Speaking Institute.

uk.businessinsider L’avenir de la programmation : le langage naturel Il existe deux types de programmation du langage naturel ; celle qui est effectuée par les grosses compagnies comme IBM et Apple, sur laquelle on ne possède bien souvent que quelques indications, et celle élaborée par les milliers de créateurs, souvent amateurs, de « chatbots » (programmes conversationnels). Celle-ci peut susciter l’intérêt du non-programmeur désireux de s’initier à cette discipline, car les outils sont disponibles et les procédés bien balisés. Les connaissances structurées : une tâche complexe et couteuse en ressources Comment fonctionnent les « gros » programmes de reconnaissance du langage naturel ? En gros, on peut travailler selon deux stratégies distinctes. A première vue l’approche structurée semble plus sûre parce qu’elle évite par trop les ambiguïtés liées au langage et ne met pas trop de pression sur le programme informatique. Un gros programme de reconnaissance du langage comme Watson, l’ordinateur champion de Jeopardy, utilise en fait la première approche.

Languageand Communication within the Culture Overview: Apart from verbal-language communication, there is another important communication that occurs which is identified as non-verbal language. It's so powerful that the message sent can sometimes outweigh the verbal language, similar to the Chinese saying "此时无声胜有声(silence is louder than words now )”. On one hand, non-verbal language can help smooth out and effect the communication; on the other hand, it can be more of a hindrance than a help, due to different cultures' details in intercultural communication. According to some anthropologists, non-verbal language consists of artifacts (objects 物体), haptics (touching 触觉), chronemics (time 时间), kinesics (body language 体态) and proxemics (spatial distance 空间关系,近体学). This unit covers these identified areas with an emphasis on body language and spatial distance in different cultures. Main Ideas 1. Artifacts are objects often used to communicate information about oneself. 2. 3. For example, in America time flies. 4. 3) The ring gesture. 5.

Midrash Rabbah SIDEBAR - "Midrash Rabbah" What is it? Midrash is the name given to certain collections of writings that are ordered around the layout of the Tanach. The Midrash is distinguished by the high amount of Aggadah it contains. Aggadah is the name given to a certain kind of writing (be it history, story, legend, allegory, scientific observation or such like) that is not legal or concerned with law. The Midrash is, therefore, mostly collections of stories that relate to words, themes, or narratives in the Tanach. The word Midrash comes form the Hebrew root 'darash', meaning to search or investigate. There are many different collections of Midrash. What is it about? The Midrash is about a wide variety of topics. There are two main types of Midrash - Midrash Aggadah and Midrash Halachah. Midrash Rabbah contains volumes on the Chumash (Five Books of Moses) and the Hamesh Megillot (Five Scrolls, from Ketuvim). Mechilta (Tractate) is a Midrash to Shemot (Exodus). Where does it come from?