Read Julia Child’s Letter to William Safire on How to Correctly Capitalize the Names of Wines

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Spread the loveTweet The letters of the columnist and speechwriter William Safire have recently been digitized by the Syracuse University Archives, making available a wide range of correspondence, including letters…


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Facebook’s new AI aims to destroy the language barrier

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Spread the loveTweet Language translation has typically been done by recurrent neural networks (RNN), which process language one word at a time in a linear order, either right-to-left or left-to-right,…


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Facebook’s fastText library is now optimized for mobile

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Spread the loveTweet This morning Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) lab released an update to fastText, its super-speedy open-source text classification library. When it was initially released, fastText shipped with pre-trained word…


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Samsung’s emoji chat app helps people with language disorders

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Spread the loveTweet [embedded content] For neurotypical users, the app changes words into a series of emojis: “How are you?” becomes a smiley face, an “okay” hand gesture and a…


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Seven Linguist-Backed Tips for Making Powerful Protest Signs

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Spread the loveTweet As linguist and podcast host Daniel Midgley explains at Quartz, making clever protest signs is difficult because you have limited space and your message has to be…


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