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By Darrel Ince

What's the uncomplicated nature of the trendy desktop? How does it paintings? How has it been attainable to squeeze loads energy into more and more smaller machines? what is going to the subsequent generations of pcs glance like?

In this Very brief creation, Darrel Ince seems on the easy suggestions in the back of all pcs, the adjustments in and software program that allowed desktops to develop into so small and usual, the demanding situations produced by means of the pc revolution--especially entire new modes of cybercrime and protection matters, the net and the arrival of "cloud computing," and the promise of entire new horizons starting up with quantum computing and computing utilizing DNA

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Dahl, D. , Greene, M. & Mandelbaum, P. (2011). A conversational personal assistant for senior users. In D. Perez-Marin & I. ), Conversational agents and natural language interaction: Techniques and effective practices. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 282–301.  1 Overview of speech and language technologies 41 Gibson, E. (1998). Linguistic complexity: Locality of syntactic dependencies. Cognition, 68, 1–76. Jurafsky, D. & Martin, J. (2008). Speech and language processing: An introduction to natural language processing, 2nd ed.

Although there are exceptions in the research literature (Panttaja 1988; Vicsi & Szaszák 2010), this means that technologies for speech and language disorders that involve problems with intonation are not yet available. However, some research has been done on tools that might be used in a system that provides feedback on prosody (for example, Vicsi & Szaszák 2010). 6 Availability of speech recognition technology Speech recognition technology is widely available and can be accessed in many different ways.

This would give the user the chance to pick the sentence that best expresses their intention and would give the user some useful feedback on what a more complete version of their utterance would sound like. 1 What is text simplification? Text simplification is a technology for taking a text and changing it so that it is easier to understand. This can involve such techniques as changing the vocabulary, breaking up complex sentences, substituting full noun phrases for pronouns, or defining complex concepts.

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