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Robust Word Recognition Via Semi-Character Recurrent Neural Network

February 24, 2017

The Cambridge University effect from the psycholinguistics literature has demonstrated a robust word processing mechanism in humans, where jumbled words (e.g. Cmabrigde /Cambridge) are recognized with little cost. Inspired by the findings from the Cambrigde University effect, we propose a word recognition model based on a semi-character level recursive neural network (scRNN). In our experiments, […]

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Social Media Conspiracy Theories Could Undermine Zika Efforts

February 24, 2017

Social media users who share conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims about the Zika virus may undermine upcoming efforts to keep the disease from spreading, according to a study published online today by the journal Vaccine. The researchers behind the study—from Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the University of Georgia—say the misinformation they detected […]

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