Features - Beyond Façade: Pattern Matching for Natural Language Applications Beyond Façade: Pattern Matching for Natural Language Applications By bruce wilcox [Is the age of natural speech here? Telltale's Bruce Wilcox delves into techniques for natural language processing and contrasts AIML and Façade's approach against his own award-winning ChatScript, showing a path forward for word-based game technology.] Understanding open-ended simple natural language (NL) requires huge amounts of knowledge and a variety of reasoning skills. But speech is a coming interface. Scribblenauts accepts text nouns and adjectives in its latest puzzle game and Telltale Games has a planned product mixing nouns and verbs. In this paper I will look at successive refinements to NLP (natural language processing) as they apply to games, reviewing AIML, Façade, and ChatScript. This paper will make the following general points: Unrestricted NL input has existed for decades – chatbots like Eliza and A.L.I.C.E. A.L.I.C.E is written in AIML. Pattern Matching AIML is simple. Recursive Substitution
Grafeno y siliceno, los nuevos materiales de la tecnología · ELPAÍS.com Un móvil que se dobla y se convierte en reloj o una tableta tan elástica como la goma. Así serán los aparatos del futuro gracias a los nuevos materiales que se cuecen en laboratorios. Según los investigadores, el grafeno, el siliceno (derivados del grafito y el silicio), los polímeros conductores o determinados óxidos de metales revolucionarán la electrónica de consumo, al permitir construir baterías flexibles, procesadores más rápidos y pantallas transparentes más finas que el papel. Ya se hacen chips 500 veces más pequeños que los de silicio, y más rápidos Tiene una pega: es 1.000 veces más lento que un chip de silicio, el material que hoy alimenta las tripas de casi cualquier aparato. Científicos de la Universidad de Aalto (Finlandia) y Nagoya (Japón) han obtenido procesadores de plástico y a bajo coste. Otro material de moda, el grafeno, podría acabar con el problema. "Es el único material que se puede estirar hasta un 10% de forma reversible.
TrueSkill Ranking System So, what is so special about the TrueSkill ranking system? In short, the biggest difference to other ranking systems is that in the TrueSkill ranking system skill is characterised by two numbers: The average skill of the gamer (μ in the picture).The degree of uncertainty in the gamer's skill (σ in the picture). The ranking system maintains a belief in every gamer's skill using these two numbers. On the right hand side, a belief curve of the TrueSkill ranking system is drawn. Maintaining an uncertainty allows the system to make big changes to the skill estimates early on but small changes after a series of consistent games has been played. The actual number of games per gamer can be up to three times higher depending on several factors such as the variation of the performance per game, the availability of well-matched opponents, the chance of a draw, etc.
LAMS LAMS, the Learning Activity Management System, is an open source Learning Design system for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with an intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration. LAMS is 'inspired' by the concept and principles of IMS Learning Design. LAMS is developed in collaboration with LAMS Foundation, LAMS International, and the Macquarie E-learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE), all based in Sydney, Australia, in affiliation with Macquarie University. LAMS has been developed since 2003. Community The LAMS community website is a global community website for teachers and developers who use the LAMS software. LAMS creates "digital lesson plans" that can be run online with students, as well as shared among teachers. Notes
Downloads - LAMS 2 This page is a collection of all the different "bits" that you can download for LAMS. The instructions for using the "bits" is given elsewhere so please see the Instructions link in each section for further help on what to do with the installers, etc. LAMS 2.4 for Windows new! Previews releases LAMS 2.3.5 for Windows (only 32 bits) Windows Installation Instructions What do I download? For production installations, use this table to determine which files to install. New install Upgrade from previous versions Previous Releases LAMS 2.3.5 for Mac OS X Mac OS X Installation Instructions What do I download? Current Release: LAMS 2.3.5 New install Upgrade from previous versions Previous Releases LAMS 2.4 for Debian, Ubuntu LAMS 2.4 has been tested with Debian 6 and Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10 servers (32 and 64 bits). You can download the deb packages using the links below, or add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file (the trailing slash is required): Or download the two packages below #!
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Leak: Government spies snooped in 'Warcraft,' other games Leaked documents show spy agencies pried into online video games"World of Warcraft" and "Second Life" were among those targetedDocuments were leaked by former contractor Edward SnowdenTech companies have called for tighter surveillance restraints (CNN) -- Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like "World of Warcraft" in a hunt for terrorists "hiding in plain sight" online. That's the finding of the most recent round of documents released by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to British newspaper The Guardian. Agents from the CIA, FBI and Pentagon and England's Government Communications Headquarters infiltrated WoW and virtual world "Second Life," as well as collecting information on the Xbox Live gaming network, according to the documents. "World of Warcraft" is the most popular online role-playing game ever. "Why aren't they also snooping -- maybe they are!
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