Scientists Develop a Crossword Puzzle-Solving Neural Network

Crosswords are a novel way for computers to process language, according to a new study from an international team of computer scientists. Better yet, this research can also help you cheat the Sunday Times puzzle (do it in pen, brah!). The goal of the work wasn’t to assist humans pick the little locks that spring, fully-formed, from New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz’s forehead; rather, the computer scientists used crossword puzzles and definitions to train an artificial intelligence to parse and translate language. It’s a way to further “natural language processing,” a concept in artificial intelligence research that aims to mimic how humans learn. That we also get to utilize the resulting crossword-helper the researchers created is just icing. The team of researchers recently outlined this work in…


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