I've redesigned my website: https://logological.org/ Still needs some polishing but overall is much shinier than the previous version.
"Three Spanish universities" want my views on #SciHub after telling me that using it is like attacking ships on the high seas, seizing their cargo, and kidnapping and murdering their crew. 🙄
I'm currently co-hosting an AMA on Reddit as part of the Big-8 Management Board. Stop by and ask us anything about #Usenet! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nn4vp8/were_the_usenet_big8_management_board_ask_us/
I'm co-organizing a webinar on #Humor and #ArtificialIntelligence on May 21, 2021. We'll present an overview of past and current approaches to computational humour, focuing on computer-assisted translation, commonsense reasoning, and neuro-symbolic integration. The webinar will conclude with a roundtable discussion with the audience on the ethics of humour and AI. Further details and registration: http://humorstudies.org/WebinarCenter.htm
Tomorrow I'll be giving an invited research seminar at the University of Huddersfield's Department of #Linguistics and Modern Languages. My talk will cover challenges and technological solutions to the #translation of humorous #wordplay in literary texts. The seminar will be held online via Zoom; attendance is free with advance registration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-tristan-miller-on-human-computer-interaction-in-pun-translation-tickets-136435172273
An alliterative #pangram is a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet and where every word starts with the same letter:
Impawning idols infrequently inject Izhevsk ibexes.
Anyone got further examples? More hints here: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6002&context=wordways
Can you identify the following 22 #languages? Further details (and answers) are in my latest Language Games column in Babel: The Language Magazine: https://cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/106040/issue32/index.html?page=30
What language is this text written in? More text and clues in my #LanguageGames puzzle in the May 2020 issue of Babel: The Language Magazine: https://cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/106040/issue31may/index.html?page=38 #linguistics
Sawbones, croakers, shrinks—English abounds with insulting terms for doctors. Now try your hand at identifying some German ones, courtesy of the late Reinhold Aman, in my latest @Babelzine puzzle, "Medical #Maledicta": https://cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/106040/issue30/index.html?page=24
My memorial article on Reinhold Aman, the world's foremost authority on #swearing, appears in the latest issue of #WordWays. https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5905&context=wordways #maledicta
Austrian public radio will be airing an interview with me today on #MachineTranslation of #humour as part of the Digital.Leben show on Österreich 1. The show starts at 16:55 CET and will be available online for one week thereafter: https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20200115#585743/Computer-verstehen-keinen-Spass
How do linguists reconstruct words from long-lost languages? Find out, and try your own hand at it, in my latest #LanguageGames puzzle in Babel № 29! https://cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/106040/issue29/index.html?page=28
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