12 Oct 2012

Ruscombe resident at TEDxCheltenham

Ever wondered how the natural way we use language relates to computers and vice versa? Ruscombe resident and Computational Linguist Rachel Cotterill will be speaking at TEDxCheltenham, to help us find out a little more: "In particular, she is interested in how we negotiate our social roles and relationships in an online environment, where linguistic style has to take on the role usually carried by body language and vocal inflection.  In the course of her work, she has demonstrated that organizational hierarchies can be identified using a small set of stylistic cues - but that we each have personal definitions of what constitutes appropriate formality in an informal medium."

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