"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Intelligent Multimodal Information Presentation relates to the ability of a
computer system to automatically produce interactive information
presentations, taking into account the specifics about the user, such as
needs, interests and knowledge, and engaging in a collaborative interaction
that helps the retrieval of relevant information and its understanding on
the part of the user.
The volume includes descriptions of some of the most representative recent
works on Intelligent Information Presentation and a view of the challenges
Audience: practitioners of the field of human–computer interfaces; larger
audience interested in the issues related to the effectiveness of
information presentation in different scenarios, including educational
entertainment and electronic commerce.