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Wolfram Summer School


Alexandria Marone

Summer School

Class of 2014


Alexandria is currently working on her computer and electrical engineering bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Her hometown is a few miles away from the university in East Lansing, Michigan. After graduating a year early from high school, she first enrolled in an advanced-track math program that was accelerated toward learning theoretical mathematics. Always having an interest in the underlying theories that were a basis for mathematics, she found the program exhilarating.

Now she spends her time on do-it-yourself electronic websites, building circuits as a constructive hobby and always looking for a challenge to learn something new.

Project: Language Differentiator

This algorithm samples from a database of sounds parsed from a collection of audio books. The algorithm can successfully identify various languages with the addition of a vocal input from a user. The algorithm uses the main function of Classify[] to be the operator of sorting files based on logistics that are further specified in the Classify function.

Future improvements include the device being able to differentiate the location within the country the language was defined by (by using the previously discussed Classify function). This could be done with Fourier analysis, as well as linguistic databases which would classify the use of certain words with the area that the diction originally came from.

Favorite Outer Totalistic r=1, k=2 2D Cellular Automaton

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