This is the title of the lecture to be given by Carlos Martín at the first TEDxRamblas on education. Semantix brings its semantic technology to the educational world through two applications developed by its team: Dixio (Dixio Desktop, Dixio forWeb and Dixio Mobile) and Xtyle.
Both of these applications use a linguistic engine to make it easier to understand what is being read and facilitate communication between people. Their functions include Dixio’s ability to eliminate ambiguity from a meaning, depending on the context, or that of detecting whether that word is part of a phrase, a compound element or another multiword concept to give the exact meaning required by the student. An example of the capability of the linguistic engine is the separable phrasal verbs in English: the verb “to wash away” in a sentence such as “Floods in Bangladesh have washed hundreds of homes away” could be understood as “to wash” in reference to ‘clean with water’, but our APP detects the preposition in the particular context and offers the right meaning, i.e., ‘eliminate’.
As already discussed, Semantix will be presenting its most successful educational applications, Dixio and Xtyle, at the TEDXRamblas event. The first of these, Dixio, is a multidictionary that is able to give the meaning or most suitable translation of a word within its context by just clicking on that word, whereas Xtyle comprises the natural evolution of a spell checker which, by means of improvements in spelling, grammar and style guides, can help students improve their writing.
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“Semantic technology applied to Education”
Thursday, January 20
17.00h Conference by Carlos Martín
MUSEU MARÍTIM DE BARCELONA Av. Drassanes s/n
ORGANIZED BY: the TEDxRamblas spiral team