Can our language tell us if we’re not well?
The words we use can reveal a lot of social information. But in the future, computers will examine our words to detect mental illnesses like dementia and motor neuron disease — even before lab tests. How would this work?
Researcher Katie Fraser talks to Daniel, Kylie, and Ben on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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GOP convention speaker breaks into Spanish
Ralph Alvarado addresses Hispanic voters in Spanish at GOP convention
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Republican convention staff try to make signs in Spanish, get grammar completely wrong
Why Trump supporters are particularly likely to complain about Spanish speakers at the Democratic convention
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Can natural language processing help detect dementia? This U of T grad student is trying to find out
Kathleen (Katie) Fraser @UofT
Research highlights misdiagnosis for people with Alzheimer’s disease
Psychiatry When You Don’t Speak the Language
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Online Stroop Test
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GLAAD Media Reference Guide – Transgender Issues
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Watch: Karl Stefanovic Offers Solid Apology For His Transphobic Comments
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