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'Don't make me think!' (On getting rid of jargon in the Library)

Librarians are pretty good at realising we are using jargon (at least in my experience) but we don’t seem to be able to stop using it. 393 more words


Preliminary promising results on a data-driven spellchecker for isiZulu

While developing a spellchecker for isiZulu is not new, the one for Open Office v3 doesn’t work with the more up-to-date versions of Open Office, it was of limited quality, the other papers on isiZulu spellcheckers have no tools for it, and the techniques used were tailored to the language. 825 more words

Computer Science

a16z Podcast: Bots and Beyond

So… about those bots. Bots bots bots. Bots!

In this episode of the botcast, a16z partners Benedict Evans and Connie Chan — along with Chris Messina, longtime advocate of the open web and more — pull apart various threads related to the topic of bots, mobile, and beyond: the (evolution?) from web to apps to messaging to bots; chat as an interface; “conversational commerce”; and so on. 136 more words


MIT Technology Review: How To Prevent a Plague of Dumb Chatbots

MIT Technology Review: How to prevent a plague of dumb chatbots. “You can now chat with all sorts of bots through a number of messaging services including Kik, WeChat, Telegram, and now, Facebook Messenger. 59 more words

Around The Search & Social Media World

Cognitive Computing: A Once in a Generation Race

I was a slow runner as a boy (jokes to a minimum please).  I hated playing those backyard games where I had to chase people around.   768 more words


Keep in touch!

It’s not often that we can physically bring a visitor into the classroom, but social media and classroom technology means that putting your students in touch with your friends is easier than ever. 218 more words