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Docugami’s new model for understanding documents cuts its teeth on NASA archives

You hear so much about data these days that you might forget that a huge amount of the world runs on documents: a veritable menagerie of heterogeneous files and formats holding enormous value yet incompatible with the new era of clean, structured databases. Docugami plans to change that with a system that intuitively understands any ...

How the language of special education denigrates kids with disabilities

Growing up in the 90s, I remember the phrase "differently-abled" being upheld as a synecdoche for the absurdity of "PC language." And as a kid, I almost certainly fell in line with accepting that it was all a bunch of silly stuffy rules. — Read t... ...

How Zoom is changing American Sign Language

As the pandemic has driven adoption and (over)use of videoconferencing software like Zoom, it's required changes in American Sign Language. From Scientific American: One adaptation arises as a result of a video meeting's limited frame size. "The sig... ...

History of Prisencolinensinainciusol, the gibberish English song that charmed Italy and the world

NPR wrote about Adriano Celentano's 1972 faux-English-language-hit "Prisencolinensinainciusol" (previously and previously at BB) on its 40th anniversary in 2012: Celentano, now 74 years old, says that he wanted to break down language barriers ... ...

Noam Chomsky on Nim Chimpsky and the emergence of language

I first learned about Nim Chimpsky while reading Karen Joy Fowler's brilliant novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. I'd heard the name before, but I just thought it was a joke about Noam Chomsky. Which it is. But also, he was a real chimp... ...

This Mayan language animated short film is just one of dozens in indigenous Mexican languages

Back in 2013, filmmaker Gabriela Badillo launched a new collaborative project called 68 Voices, 68 Hearts, an "animated series of Mexican indigenous stories narrated in their original language, raised on the premise 'No one can love what they don... ...

Master Spanish with a lifetime subscription to this clever language app

12.25.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Lirica Premium Language Learning App is on sale for £36.81 as of Dec. 25, saving you 66% on list price. Learning a second (or third or fourth) language can be a great boost for your career. And learning Spa... ...