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New Trending Words Added to Oxford

By |March 16th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on New Trending Words Added to Oxford

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|Comments Off on An Elite Group

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|Comments Off on Geeks by Another Name

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

By |February 27th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on 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|Comments Off on Dictionaries in the World of Social Media

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

Smarter Machines

By |January 13th, 2017|News, semantic, Technology|Comments Off on Smarter Machines

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|Comments Off on Standards Across Subjects

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|Comments Off on Search Games

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|Comments Off on Classifying the Classifications

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

Semantics in the Canine World

By |December 19th, 2016|News, semantic|Comments Off on Semantics in the Canine World

Semantic technology is “meaning centered.” Semantic memory refers to a portion of long-term memory that processes ideas and concepts that are not drawn from personal […]