Google has awarded over $1.2 million to support research in several areas of natural language understanding that relate to Google’s concept of the Knowledge Graph. This substantial investment in machine learning is motivated by their need to further search technology. This interesting news was found on iProgrammer in their article, “Google Awards Grants For Natural Language Research.”

Google explained their interest in natural language understanding in the announcement of the awards. One part of that statement stood out to me – “Language is inherently productive; an infinite number of meaningful new expressions can be formed by combining the meaning of their components systematically.”

The awards include topics like “Language Understanding cum Knowledge Yield” and “Weakly Supervised Learning for Semantic Parsing with Knowledge Graphs.”

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the grants and potential new technology.

Melody K. Smith

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