Big Picture Science – Know Laughing Matter: Tony Veale
by Gary Niederhoff on July 20, 2011
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Part 5 of Know Laughing Matter, featuring Tony Veale, computer scientist and natural language processing researcher. University College, Dublin, Ireland, on his work in programming computers to tell jokes. Plus, more jokes from listeners. (TRT 6:33)
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