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Natural language technologies convert human language into formal semantic representations which computer applications can interpret, act on, and respond with easily understood grammatical sentences. PARC’s hybrid approach provides broad and deep natural language processing and retrieval – spanning syntax, semantics, context, and knowledge. Combining the scalability and processing power of computers with natural language understanding leads to many highly useful applications: ranging from spell checking and fact checking to automated question answering and knowledge-based reasoning systems.
Metamaterials (i.e., engineered electromagnetic structures), are poised to disrupt industries, create entirely new markets, and change society. The ability to design and fabricate materials with new functionalities opens the door to a new world of possibilities ¾it is now possible to realize Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak and optical black holes, which we once thought was impossible. Beyond the realms of science fiction, metamaterials can be tailored to either augment the functionality of existing devices or create new devices with superior performances.