Did the lost common language Proto-Indo-European sound like this? Listen to a linguist's reconstructed fables about sheep, horses, and a king.
A study suggests that those who text more are less accepting of new words and more rigid about existing ones. It is unclear whether these new words include LOL and LMAO
The KISS musician, actor, and businessman drops by BOL to talk about his latest venture--a product that instantly translates what you type into another language. He calls it a "magic wand." He's kind of right.
Microsoft has once again moved to get Apple's trademark for "App Store" thrown out, this time tapping a linguistic expert to take aim at Apple's arguments.
Award winner Erez Lieberman-Aiden has developed breakthroughs in such areas as genetics, sensor technology, applied mathematics, and even evolutionary linguistics.
Researchers study mobile-phone texting styles to show links between text linguistics and user IDs.
Brussels, Belgium-based linguistics company Mendez said Thursday that real-time, Web-based translation will be included in Microsoft Word 2002 and Office XP products. Mendez iTranslator will convert up to 5,000 words per minute and 84 million words per day into 16 languages into basic, "gist-level" sentences. Many who use automated translation complain that the software is buggy and unsuited to colloquialisms, informal shorthand and slang. To compensate, Mendez guarantees "100 percent accuracy" on documents submitted for an immediate online price quote with human translation. About half of all Web users are not native English speakers, according to Global Reach, and only one out of every three Web users will be in the United States by 2003.
Microsoft licensed Novell's linguistic technologies for use in Microsoft products, according to a Reuters report. Novell described it as a "multimillion-dollar" financial agreement. Microsoft has acquired the rights to Novell's Collexion Grammar Checker and Collexion Morphology, which breaks words down into root forms and facilitates searches and grammar checking.