Crossword-solving artificial intelligence system to help machines learn language

LONDON: Scientists have developed a web-based artificial intelligence (AI) platform which uses deep learning approach to solve crossword puzzles and could help machines understand language more effectively.The system can answer standard crossword clues better than existing commercial products specifically designed for the task, researchers said.The system can also be used as a ‘reverse dictionary’ in which the user describes a concept and the system returns possible words to describe that concept, researchers said.The researchers used the definitions contained in six dictionaries, and Wikipedia, to ‘train’ the system so that it could understand words, phrases and sentences – using the definitions as a bridge between words and sentences.Their results suggest that a similar approach may lead to improved output from more general language understanding and dialogue systems and information retrieval engines…


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