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Sharp Labs Provides Grant to Andy van Dam and his Research Team

Sharp Laboratories of America has recently provided a grant and a just released commercial product, a 60 inch touch LCD display, to Andy van Dam and his research team to foster a collaboration in research on touch-enabled user interfaces. Brown’s LADS application (Large Artwork Displayed on the Surface) designed to showcase such large format artworks as the enormous Garibaldi Panorama ran without any changes on this Windows 7 supported device. Work is underway to prototype a small-team collaboration scenario to take advantage of the Sharp interactive whiteboard. The scenario uses WorkTop, another application being developed in the group that ...

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Eugene Charniak Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACL


At the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies in Portland Oregon, Eugene Charniak was presented with the 2011 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award, presented annually since 2002, is given for scientific achievement, of both theoretical and applied nature, in the field of Computational Linguistics. Each year's winner is a well-kept secret until the closing plenary session of the Annual Conference, held this year on June 24. The recipient then gives the closing talk of the conference.

Eugene is the ninth recipient of this prestigious award.

Typically, award recipients give talks about what ...

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