Phonologist’s Shanty—Traditional SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 1 Contents Dependency Length Minimisation—Anna Gram

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Computational Linguist Admits “Language is Weird”

A secret tape, released exclusively to Speculative Grammarian, shows Dame Meg A. Bytis, head of the Honourable Association of Linguo-technologists (HAL) discussing the real potential of integral computational linguistics with a small gathering of association donors. After complimenting the hosts in their excellent taste in party bits and BASIC entrees, she admits that the field will never catch up with human ingenuity. “Forty percent of people will never get computational linguistics. I have binders full of data that show that every time we create a new algorithm, those weirdos go out and change what they write. Language is weird and computers are normal. Long live computational linguistics.” In response to our later queries, representatives of HAL refused to even open the pod bay door to our reporters.

Phonologist’s ShantyTraditional
Dependency Length MinimisationAnna Gram
SpecGram Vol CLXXIV, No 1 Contents