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Plight of Jailed Catalans Strains Dialogue With Spain

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Nine of the separatists remain in preventive jail on preliminary charges of rebellion and abuse of power. Seven are in Lledoners, including prominent activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who drew tens of thousands to the streets one year ago to protest police searches ahead of Catalonia's banned Oct. 1, 2017 referendum on independence.

Inbenta: Taking NLP to the Global Enterprise


To pinpoint Inbenta's proposition in the marketplace, Jordi begins by making the important distinction between human-to-computer communication and human-to-human communication: "When we have to communicate with computers, historically humans have used HTML, Java, XML, 'command line' and a variety of languages that we collectively call'Formal Languages'. But when humans communicate with each other, we use English, Spanish and thousands of other languages called'Natural Languages'". Natural Language Processing (NLP), of course, is an area of AI that allows a computer to understand a Natural Language – and it's in this field that Inbenta thrive. At Inbenta we have developed a true natural language understanding platform that takes care of user conversations in website sites and mobile apps, answering 99% of user questions automatically and also guiding customers through all sales and support processes using chatbots. Inbenta are already working with an impressive array of enterprises, as their website shows.

Catalonia Lawmakers to Vote on Leader Facing Rebellion Probe

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, fired Catalan Cabinet member Jordi Turull, center, arrives with other former Cabinet members at the national court in Madrid, Spain. The Catalan Parliament speaker has set a Thursday March 22, 2018 vote in the afternoon to elect as the next regional president, a former separatist minister who could be indicted on rebellion charges only one day after. Speaker Roger Torrent made a hastily called appearance in the regional parliament to announce that Jordi Turull, the former chief of the Catalan Presidency, has the widest support to be voted in as the Spanish region's next president.

Spanish High Court Remands in Custody Two Catalan Separatist Leaders

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Prosecutors have alleged that Jordi Sanchez, the head of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), and Jordi Cuixart, head of Omnium Cultural, were key to planning an Oct. 1 referendum on independence that the Spanish government considered illegal.

Lawmakers Protest Jailing of Catalan Secession Leaders

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The demonstration was over Monday's jailing of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, leaders of the Catalan grassroots organizations Catalan National Assembly and Omnium Cultural, in a sedition investigation. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Catalonia, demanding their release.