Why is chef-d’œuvre my favorite French word?

  In this post, I would like to share with you the reasons why I love the French word chef-d’œuvre (=masterpiece). My interest for this word has nothing to do with its meaning. As a program manager working with computational linguists, I find it fascinating because it epitomizes the numerous difficult decisions one has to…

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Natural Language Group blog featured in Language Tech News

The post I wrote a few months ago about how users can remove a word from the main dictionary of their Office speller has been reprinted in the latest edition of Language Tech News (vol.2, No.4, February 2009), a publication of the Language Technology Division of the American Translators Association (ATA). Besides some technical details…

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