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Technology Terms and Their History

By |October 18th, 2017|News, Technology|Comments Off on Technology Terms and Their History

Dongles have become a pervasive aspect of our existence. Dongles are everywhere. But why are they called dongles? Mashable brought us this interesting, yet humorous, topic […]

Feeling Lucky?

By |October 13th, 2017|News, reference, search|Comments Off on Feeling Lucky?

Today is Friday the 13th. It is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. The number 13 itself is considered unlucky in various aspects of culture. […]

Sad Songs Say So Much

By |August 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Sad Songs Say So Much

It is not just teenage girls who like to listen to sad songs once in awhile. Sometimes it is that certain emotional quality that […]

Words Can Be a Lifelong Career

By |July 24th, 2017|News, reference, Text processing|Comments Off on Words Can Be a Lifelong Career

A 76-year old lexicographer continues working with his passion of the English language and all the intricacies that come along with it. He compiles […]

The Dictionary to the Rescue

By |July 21st, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on The Dictionary to the Rescue

Who knew in this day and age of digital, semantic and virtual technologies that the dictionary would turn out to the hero of the […]

Spell What?

By |June 5th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on Spell What?

A colleague and I were discussing spelling bees at lunch just today. As a long time fan and childhood participant, I enjoy watching them, […]

Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

By |May 17th, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

Linguistic traps can be embarrassing and horrific, depending on the guffaw. It could result in more than embarrassment over using the wrong verb when […]

Taxonomy of a Taco

By |May 8th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomy of a Taco

Tacos have been on my mind lately with Cinco de Mayo coming up (or rather, gone, since this will be posted afterwards). I love […]

No Taxation Without Taxonomy

By |May 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on No Taxation Without Taxonomy

It isn’t every day that the word “taxonomy” is used in a protest. However, thousands of scientists worldwide took to the streets to rail against […]

The Dystopian Genre

By |April 10th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on The Dystopian Genre

Presidential elections signal many changes ahead for a country but no one really knows what those changes may lead to. This can instill many […]