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Friday, December 01, 2006

Computer scientists try to rebuild the tower of Babel

Via Wired: "Perhaps no technological endeavor has been more defined by its failures than the attempts over the last 60 years to use computers to convert one language into another. 'It's one of the earliest computer science problems to be attacked, and it has proven to be the one that's most difficult,' says Nizar Habash, a research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University."

Genesis 11:9 (King James Version)

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


At 11:33 PM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

As long distance communication (telephone, television, internet) and travel becomes more widespread and inexpensive the more homogenous our language will become. Already many languages have become extinct since Europeans began colonizing other parts of the world.


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