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"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



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Name: Paul  Watters
Institution: University of Sheffield
Homepage: http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/~pwatters
State and/or Country: NSW
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Specialty: Computational Linguistics
Selected Publications: Watters, P.A. & Patel, M. (2000). Direct machine translation systems as dynamical systems: The Iterative
Semantic Processing (ISP) paradigm. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 7.

Watters, P.A. & Patel, M. (1999). Semantic processing deficits in Parkinson's Disease: Degraded representation or
defective retrieval? Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 24, 322-332.

Watters, P.A. & Patel, M. (1998). Modelling lexical-semantic processes using WordNet. GLOT International, 3,
23-34.
Courses Taught: COMP329 Knowledge Systems
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: James (1998) (LL Issue 9.1026)
Language Description: Wolfram & Schilling-Estes (1998) (LL Issue 9.1085)
Academic Paper Abstract: Recentred local profiles for authorship attribution
Automated unsupervised authorship analysis using evidence accumulation clustering
Evaluating authorship distance methods using the positive Silhouette coefficient



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