[Article] WHO IS THE GENIUS BEHIND MERRIAM-WEBSTER’S SOCIAL MEDIA? – IN CONVERSATION WITH A DICTIONARY

In case you hadn’t noticed, Merriam-Webster’s Twitter game is strong—topical, funny, smart, and informative while also being relentlessly irreverent. Not what you’d necessarily expect from the social media account of a dictionary. (This is putting aside the fact that we now generally expect things like dictionaries to have social media accounts, of course.) But if you were ever a nerd who thought of the dictionary as your best friend (just me?)—well, this is sort of like that dictionary has finally come to life and loves you back and also tweets about words all…

Δημόσια κρίση του σχεδίου Ελληνικού Προτύπου ΕΛΟΤ 996-17 : «Τεχνολογία Πληροφοριών – Λεξιλόγιο – Μέρος 17: Βάσεις δεδομένων»

Δημόσια κρίση του σχεδίου Ελληνικού Προτύπου ΕΛΟΤ 996-17 : «Τεχνολογία Πληροφοριών – Λεξιλόγιο – Μέρος 17: Βάσεις δεδομένων»   Ο ΕΣΥΠ/ΕΛΟΤ ανακοινώνει την υποβολή σε δημόσια κρίση του σχεδίου Ελληνικού Προτύπου ΕΛΟΤ 996-17, «Τεχνολογία Πληροφοριών – Λεξιλόγιο – Μέρος 17: Βάσεις δεδομένων». Το Πρότυπο ΕΛΟΤ 996-17 αποτελεί την ελληνική έκδοση του Διεθνούς Προτύπου ISO/ΙΕC 2382–17:1999, Information Technology – Vocabulary – Part 17:  Databases και περιλαμβάνει, στα ελληνικά, όρους και ορισμούς των βασικών εννοιών των βάσεων δεδομένων, καθώς και τις αντιστοιχίες των όρων στις γλώσσες ελληνική, αγγλική, και γαλλική. Το πρότυπο ΕΛΟΤ 996 περιλαμβάνει…

Open Government Comes to CIA: Agency Posts Millions of Declassified Docs

By: Iulia Gheorghiu Beth Daley Impact Fellow, POGO The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has published a searchable archive of over 13 million pages of declassified materials online. The long-awaited access to the CIA Records Search Tool (CREST database) was granted as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the media outlet MuckRock and pressure from government transparency advocates. Access to the CREST database was previously restricted to the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. Researchers, journalists, and other members of the public who wanted to access data…

[Resource] Corpus ‘Australia 2015/2016’

The corpus ‘Australia 2015/2016’ includes all articles from major Australian newspapers published from August 2015 to July 2016 that include the key term ‘Australia’ or ‘Australian(s)’ in the title. Altogether, the corpus contains over 7 million tokens in almost 13,000 articles from 18 newspapers. The corpus thus reflects one year of printed media coverage of topics directly relevant to Australia. Download Australia2015/2016 Corpus here Download word frequencies from this corpus here Please follow and like us:

Free MIT courses on linguistics

Here is a list of undergraduate and graduate courses that MIT has placed online so anyone can complete at their own pace. They cover syntax, phonology and semantics. I have maintained the links so clicking on any of them should redirect you to each course’s webpage. Course # Course Title Level 24.244 Modal Logic Undergraduate 24.903 Language and its Structure III: Semantics and Pragmatics Undergraduate 24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism Undergraduate 24.91 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes Undergraduate 24.91 Topics in Linguistics Theory Undergraduate 21A.212 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism…