Semantic analysis and Silverlight in DirectCompute

We are interested in exploring the use of CUDA technology, in the DirectCompute environment ultimately, for two kinds of specialized processing, both essentially in the area of extracting meaning from ordinary narrative text (e.g., Wikipedia, NY Times movie reviews) and photographs/movies.

  1. Port typical pattern-recognition-based semantic text extraction technology ( to the GPU
  2. Extract meaning from pictures, including facial recognition (identification), scene categorization, etc.

And is anyone exploring Silverlight 4.0 access to DirectCompute APIs?

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