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Evolution of Spoken Language Decrypted by Supercomputer

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Archaeologists will gain a powerful new tool in their quest to recover ancestral, disappeared languages: Connecting machine learning algorithms with Big Data in this field proved successful and will automate a process that until now took decades. Spoken language changes continuously, and ancient languages eventually die out and disappear — but only apparently, since even modern languages still contain the roots of those proto-languages."

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