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Encyclopedia > George A. Miller

George A. Miller (born February 3 1920) is a famous professor of psychology at Princeton University, whose most famous work was The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on our Capacity for Processing Information, which was published in 1956 in The Psychological Review. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of behaviour, mind and thought. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information is a 1956 paper by the cognitive psychologist George A. Miller. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In the linguistics community, Miller is well-known for overseeing the development of WordNet, a semantic network for the English language. Development began in 1985, and over the years, the project has received about $3 million of funding, mainly from government agencies interested in machine translation. Broadly conceived, linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... WordNet is a semantic lexicon for the English language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Machine translation (MT) is a form of translation where a computer program analyses the text in one language — the source text — and then attempts to produce another, equivalent text in another language — the target text — without human intervention. ...

External links

  • George A. Miller's web page at Princeton University
  • Miller's "Psychology as a Means of Promoting Human Welfare," 1969 Presidential Address to the American Psychological Association



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