1. MIT Research: The Advantage Of Ambiguity In Language

    Most think that language evolved as a way for people to exchange information, however, linguists and other communication students have long reasoned over why language evolved. Famous linguists, amongst them MIT's Noam Chomsky, have debated that language is actually badly designed for communication and state that it is only a byproduct of a system that may have evolved for other reasons, maybe for structuring our own private thoughts. As proof for their theory, these linguists highlight the fact
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      Discourse, Entailment, Machine Translation, NER, Parsing, Segmentation, Semantic, Sentiment, Summarization, WSD
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    1. Senior author of the study Ted Gibson, an MIT professor of cognitive science says:
    2. The influence of computer science in linguistics right now is very high.
    3. Basically, if you have any human language in your input or output, you are stuck with needing context to disambiguate.
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