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Keynote speakers

Wlodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Neurocognitive Approach to Natural Language Understanding and Creativity

"High-level brain functions involve thinking, reasoning, planning and language, all based on the use of symbols. How are these symbols represented in the brain, and how to model brain processes to reach high level of linguistic competence? ..." abstract

Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Cognitive Architectures and Cognitive Social Simulation

"In this talk, I will focus on the relationship between cognitive modeling and social simulation --- the two currently important endeavors in social and behavioral sciences based on computational intelligence. ..." abstract

Kimmo Rossi, European Commission, Luxembourg

Language Technology and Machine Translation in the European Funding Programmes: the Quest for a New Paradigm

"In the long and sometimes painful history of machine translation, promising progress started to emerge when systems were made to learn to translate instead of being programmed to do so. The current statistical machine translation (SMT) paradigm can be seen as the first generation..." abstract

Harri Valpola, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

From Raw Data to Abstract Concepts

"Our brain can learn abstracts concepts and give meaning to the raw data provided by the senses. Vision, for instance, is not really about building a 3D model of the external world but rather about understanding the meaning of what is out there. ..." abstract

Keynote speaker with ESTSP'08

Prof. Marie Cottrell, Paris University 1, France

Keynote speakers of ESTSP'08

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