Pictographic writing

For something completely different, check out the only ‘living’ pictographic language (think Mayan or Egyptian hieroglyphs) in the world today used for ritual purposes...

Visualizing language

Visual Thesaurus is a fun, for-sale tool that represents synonymy (and antonymy) relations between English words as graph displays looking like Calder mobiles of...

Language learning technology

Second language learning – a huge market if we are to believe the rare figures found here, and there - has so far been...

Good article on searching

If you want a useful overview of information retrieval from the Memex to Google, read this Ramano Rao article courtesy of Gary Price. A...

Arabic lessons

After reading Language Log’s discussion on George W. Bush’s pronounciation of the notorious Arabic place name Abu Ghraib, check out this Reuter’s report on...

Why stories about the European Commission getting lost in translation are...

Courtesy of the Financial Times, here’s the latest from Brussels on EC language and authoring management issues. The recent round of EU enlargement...

Hot air?

BlueLithium is a very new provider of online advertising technology and services. It has just launched BlueTheory which (it claims): reads a web page in...

European Union Inter-Agency Terminology Exchange

Margaret Marks has blogged progress on the project to build a “single central terminology database for all the institutions, agencies and other bodies of...

Search me

If anyone has managed to miss the ongoing search wars saga, here’s a few handy links. On the commercial front, Google is (at last)...