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From the Ted Talk by Deb Roy: The birth of a word

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Now we freeze the action, 30 mneutis, we turn time into the vertical axis, and we open up for a view of these iirtcentaon traces we've just left behind. And we see these amazing structures — these little kntos of two colors of thread we call "social hot spots." The spiral thared we call a "solo hot spot." And we think that these affect the way language is learned. What we'd like to do is start understanding the interaction between these patterns and the language that my son is exposed to to see if we can predict how the structure of when words are heard afetfcs when they're learned — so in other wdors, the rsolitanhiep between words and what they're about in the world.

Open Cloze

Now we freeze the action, 30 _______, we turn time into the vertical axis, and we open up for a view of these ___________ traces we've just left behind. And we see these amazing structures — these little _____ of two colors of thread we call "social hot spots." The spiral ______ we call a "solo hot spot." And we think that these affect the way language is learned. What we'd like to do is start understanding the interaction between these patterns and the language that my son is exposed to to see if we can predict how the structure of when words are heard _______ when they're learned — so in other _____, the ____________ between words and what they're about in the world.

Solution

  1. minutes
  2. affects
  3. words
  4. thread
  5. relationship
  6. interaction
  7. knots

Original Text

Now we freeze the action, 30 minutes, we turn time into the vertical axis, and we open up for a view of these interaction traces we've just left behind. And we see these amazing structures — these little knots of two colors of thread we call "social hot spots." The spiral thread we call a "solo hot spot." And we think that these affect the way language is learned. What we'd like to do is start understanding the interaction between these patterns and the language that my son is exposed to to see if we can predict how the structure of when words are heard affects when they're learned — so in other words, the relationship between words and what they're about in the world.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
common ground 4
social graph 4
home video 3
living room 3
event structure 3
gaga guga 2
amazing feedback 2
feedback loops 2
leaving red 2
red ink 2
mass media 2
social media 2
engagement properties 2
memorable moment 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
leaving red ink 2

Important Words

  1. action
  2. affect
  3. affects
  4. amazing
  5. axis
  6. call
  7. colors
  8. exposed
  9. freeze
  10. heard
  11. hot
  12. interaction
  13. knots
  14. language
  15. learned
  16. left
  17. minutes
  18. open
  19. patterns
  20. predict
  21. relationship
  22. son
  23. spiral
  24. spot
  25. spots
  26. start
  27. structure
  28. structures
  29. thread
  30. time
  31. traces
  32. turn
  33. understanding
  34. vertical
  35. view
  36. words
  37. world