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If it’s nonwords you’re after, you can very probably find everything you need in the ARC Nonword Database developed by professors Rastle, Harrington, and Coltheart in 2002. Details of which were published in ‘358,534 nonwords: The ARC Nonword Database’ (The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, Volume 55, Issue 4) Should […]
Laughter aggregated: “ILHAIRE Laughter Database,” Gary McKeown [pictured here], Roddy Cowie, Will Curran, Willibald Ruch, Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Eighth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) Istanbul, Turkey, 2012. The authors, at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK and the University of Zürich, Switzerland, explain: “The ILHAIRE project seeks to scientifically analyse laughter in sufficient detail to […]
“This is the first time cat DNA has been used in a criminal trial in the UK.” That’s the killer quote from a report by Alan Boyle for MSNBC, under the headline: “Elementary, my dear Fluffy: Cat DNA solves another homicide“ The University of Leicester issued a proud press release, giving background on the case. […]
A research team at The University of Amsterdam and at NEMO in Amsterdam is collecting smiles — or at least moving images of smiles. Their database currently has about 400 smiles. They present this official description: UvA-NEMO Smile Database is a large-scale smile database which has 1240 smile videos (597 spontaneous and 643 posed) from […]