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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.

...the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in the reviews and created a classification algorithm that puts each statement into a sarcastic class.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:53 PM | Tags (8) | algorithm | computer | popsci | popular | recognize | sarcasm | science | detection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.

Patent covers a range of emotions other than laughter. Sony want to know when video games make you cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | sony | ps3 | patents | laugh | detection | emotion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Dark matter may be easier to detect than you might have previously thought.Dark matter may be easier to detect than you might have previously thought.

...the researchers applied the Sommerfeld correction to simulations that use more than one billion particles to model the formation of a dark matter halo the size of the Milky Way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:30 AM | Tags (4) | dark | detection | matter | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.

I feel safer already. I read all of my catastrophic-Earth-destroying news from blogs anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:23 PM | Tags (6) | asteroid | blog | collision | detection | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Turns out that your brain can detect happiness quicker than sadness.Turns out that your brain can detect happiness quicker than sadness.

The results show that the right hemisphere performs better in processing emotions. 'However, this advantage appears to be more evident when it comes to processing happy and surprised faces than sad or frightened ones', the researcher points out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:47 AM | Tags (5) | brain | detection | happiness | sadness | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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