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Written By: daveski on October 9, 2011 8 Comments
The prezi that wasn’t

For Friday’s presentation at the Berkeley Language Center’s Moving Between Languages colloquium, I was really looking forward to moving beyond the world of Powerpoint or Keynote as a way of having visual support for my talk. But it didn’t look to be easy. Heck, even in that first sentence, I couldn’t write […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 7, 2009 No Comment
Funky Azerbaijani

I found this interesting website linked to on Reddit.com: Funky Azerbaijani. The tag line is: “Get the gist of Azerbaijani: not more, not less than you need.” You can find “Azerbaijani to impress,” which is “a powerful language tool that gives you a head start in real, conversational Azerbaijani,” whereas “Azerbaijani to love” […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 12, 2008 5 Comments

I just found a helpful free site called The Plagiarism Checker which claims to detect whether a piece of text is plagiarized or not. I took several chunks from readings assigned to my class, reworded them a little, and ran them through the analyzer, and it worked fine: it detected “potential plagiarism,” and then […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 26, 2008 No Comment

An article in The Hindu just caught my attention: Dragon Naturally Speaking 10, a voice recognition software, now comes with the option “Indian English.” It claims to recognize Indian English accent patterns, allowing Indian English users to dictate text directly through speech, without having to manually enter text on the keyboard.

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