NLP Masters opportunity for non-Europeans

Jeff Allen has drawn attention to an International Masters in Natural Language Processing with grant, for students who have already received a BA degree...

Languages-on-the-web portal

Thanks to languagehat for news about a new mega portal called Languages on the Web. Vast array of links to what they call...

Only 300 years before intelligent searching

In a CNET.com interview, Google technology director Craig Silverstein was asked when he thought advanced artificially intelligent search (such as “search pets” or agents)...

History teaser

Further to my history blog of the other day, here’s a taster of the sort of topic threads that could be followed up in...

Financial translation event in France

The event agenda is filling up fast. Among other offerings this season in Europe, I’m told there are still 25 places left for the...

History anyone?

Henry Ford said history was bunk. James Joyce suggested history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake. Others claim that ignorance...

Linguapax

The 10th Linguapax is being held in Barcelona May 20 – 23. This UNESCO-inspired congress is devoted to linguistic rights, language diversity, and...

True to type

True to type I read a report in Le Monde about how the French cryptologist David Naccache managed to discover an intentionally censured (blacked out)...

Killer English

You’ve probably seen the mass media coverage of the language economics of EU enlargement (€2.55 per Euro citizen a year for Community interpretation and...