I've redesigned my website: logological.org/ Still needs some polishing but overall is much shinier than the previous version.

Two research articles of mine just got cited in a paper called "How Did This Get Funded?! Automatically Identifying Quirky Scientific Achievements". Still wondering what I should make of this… 😏

"Three Spanish universities" want my views on 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 ! reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nn4

The Dmitri Borgmann mystery has been solved, by none other than palindromist extraordinaire Mark Saltveit! His response to my article has just appeared in Notes & Queries: doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gjab073

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I got interviewed by the German tech magazine 1E9 about , computational humour, and stand-up : 1e9.community/t/topic/9657

I'm co-organizing a webinar on and 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: humorstudies.org/WebinarCenter

Well, my ERC Starting Grant application is finally out of the way. With a 12% acceptance rate, it's unlikely that anything will come of it, but I will graciously consider the mere act of my submitting it to be a success worthy of celebration. :)

Tomorrow I'll be giving an invited research seminar at the University of Huddersfield's Department of and Modern Languages. My talk will cover challenges and technological solutions to the of humorous in literary texts. The seminar will be held online via Zoom; attendance is free with advance registration. eventbrite.com/e/dr-tristan-mi

An alliterative 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: digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/

A bit late to feed off the publicity for , but Oxford's Notes & Queries has just published my paper on a series of mysterious articles: doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gjaa113 Open-access preprint: zenodo.org/record/4268041

Can you identify the following 22 ? Further details (and answers) are in my latest Language Games column in Babel: The Language Magazine: cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/

Thought macro processors were dead? Think again. :) My article on , the generic preprocessor (co-authored with Harvard's Denis Auroux) has just been published in the Journal of Open Source Software. joss.theoj.org/papers/10.21105

What language is this text written in? More text and clues in my puzzle in the May 2020 issue of Babel: The Language Magazine: cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/

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 ": cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/

Austrian public radio will be airing an interview with me today on of 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: oe1.orf.at/programm/20200115#5

How do linguists reconstruct words from long-lost languages? Find out, and try your own hand at it, in my latest puzzle in Babel № 29! cloud.3dissue.com/18743/41457/

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