April 22, 2011 – Texting may be faster, more efficient and mostly gets the job done. But the slippery slope of bad grammar we have taken from emails to texting has taken away all quality of writing and content. Using the smallest number of letters to get your message across does not equal writing.

We found this attention-grabbing topic on Wired.com in their post, “Web Semantics: Bad Writing Doesn’t Matter Any More.” It has long annoyed me to see the English language so mangled and misused. Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of the texting travesty. It has become part of our culture; even professional workplaces utilize it.

How has the evolution of natural language processing and semantic technology made this situation worse? Or has it?

Melody K. Smith