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New Trending Words Added to Oxford

By |March 16th, 2017|News, reference|0 Comments

Three hundred words were recently added to OxfordDictionaries.com, which monitors current trends in the use of modern English. There appeared to be some trends […]

An Elite Group

By |March 9th, 2017|News, reference|0 Comments

The term “Copy editors” conjures up images of wire-framed bespectacled people hunched over their desks furiously scratching and swiping with their pencils (always pencils, never […]

Geeks by Another Name

By |March 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|0 Comments

The term geek has no gender specific connotations. Gender also has zero impact on the ways in which women interact with geek culture. However, geek culture […]

The Lion and The Lamb

March is just around the corner and I think of wind, kites and maybe a little spring. I also think of my mother who […]

Dictionaries in the World of Social Media

By |February 10th, 2017|News, reference|0 Comments

The days of encyclopedias may have been ended by Google and other search engines, but dictionaries are standing the test of time. This interesting […]

Semantics Plays a Role in Misnamings

By |January 31st, 2017|News, semantic|0 Comments

We have all been there. Our mother calls for one sibling and uses the wrong name, maybe even multiple times. In my family there […]

Smarter Machines

By |January 13th, 2017|News, semantic, Technology|0 Comments

I know, with a title like that the inner sci-fi geek in you just went, “whaaat?” Granted, artificial intelligence (AI) devices may be best known […]

Standards Across Subjects

By |January 12th, 2017|News, Standards|0 Comments

Vocabulary standards are important, this we know. This is true regardless of the subject matter – be it medical coding or liquor. This interesting topic […]

Search Games

By |December 26th, 2016|Access Insights, Featured, search|0 Comments

When I was a kid I used to love playing Mad Libs. My friends and I would work tirelessly to come up with the […]

Classifying the Classifications

By |December 19th, 2016|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|0 Comments

Taxonomists are often asked about the work they do. For those outside the world of information science and management, it can be hard to […]