ESP Biography

GREGORY MARTON, MIT grad student studying language and computing

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nicknamed "Gremio", I am a graduate student studying Natural Language Understanding in the Infolab group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, since Fall 2001. My interests include language games and poetry, sailing and hiking, community service and activism, computing and complex systems. Last summer, I taught an HSSP class called Natural Language and Artificial Intelligence, and I have taught Bootstrap with CitizenSchools.

Past Classes

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M2391: Natural Language and Artificial Intelligence in HSSP Summer 2009 (Jul. 12, 2009)
A first introduction to computer programming (in Scheme) with a focus on how computers understand (and misunderstand!) natural languages like English. The study of language offers a unique window into the mind, and we will explore how artificial intelligence relates to natural intelligence. Students will write programs to explore the meanings of individual words, phrases, and sentences. Students will learn how search engines work, how computers can translate between multiple languages, and identify authors. Students will encounter very strange English sentences, and learn what makes them confusing or humorous.

Ties that bind: knots, bends, and hitches in SPLASH (2005)
From figure eights to exploding hitches, learn to bend rope to your will. All levels are welcome, and everyone can ...