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26 June 2013

Last week, almost 2,500 experts from industry, research, and academia gathered in the German city of Leipzig for International Supercomputing Conference '13. At the event, the new TOP500 list of supercomputing sites was announced and several speakers discussed the likelihood of achieving exascale supercomputers by the end of the decade.



For more than 50 years, linguists and computer scientists have tried to get computers to understand human language – but computers still struggle to distinguish between various meanings of a word. New research mines vast bodies of text and uses the implicit connections between words to create a weighted map of relationships.


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