More about Watson...
cmw.osdude 120000QT77 Visits (1220)
I have to say that I was really impressed with what I saw yesterday. I expected things to be close, but Watson just dominated the double-Jeopardy round. I know that the project is run by Linux servers and I suspect that there are other open-source technologies at play behind the scenes. I've written a note to Dr. Ferrucci and I'm hoping that I'll be able to connect with members of the research team to talk about how they leveraged these tools to achieve this success. Likely any tools they used will be useful to you as well! With luck, I'll be able to get different kinds of information such as interviews and maybe even actual papers about their experiences. They have reporters with really good hair from all over the world wanting to talk to them right now, so it may be a while before I can get on their list. If I do, though, I'm going to share as much about this with you as I can in every way that I can.
Good luck, humans! Watson doesn't seem to need it so much.