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We are getting closer to Mind Retrieval. The implications of being able to mine the brain are obvious for all sciences, in addition to homeland security, law and order, marketing research, etc.

I got last night this news, “Scientists map brain’s ‘thesaurus’ to help decode inner thoughts

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings

Read the news here: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138437&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Last year I mentioned that we are getting close to Mind Retrieval.


That post was a reminder of a previous 2010 interview by Nuno Valenzuela, a visionary SEM from Spain. Great guy.

I met Nuno back in 2007 when I was invited to present at a Madrid Search Engine Congress (OJOBuscador) on Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).

See conference legacy links here



Here is a link to Nuno’s interview. You may want to resize browser window:


And some relevant links here:



Unfortunately, OJOBuscador site is now defunct so their links are broken.