({ "base_state": {}, "video_url": "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBAvG6PZp5Y", video_config: { width: 480, height: 303} }) With the release of Google Books Ngram Viewer, diving through the rise and fall of a word's usage across 5.2 million books spanning several…

Paul Frommer hadn't ever aspired to invent a language, but when James Cameron -- director of the highly-anticipated "Avatar" -- e-mailed the USC Linguistics department looking for someone to create a speech system for the movie, the professor was eager…

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