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Day: May 17, 2017
Why doesn’t Google offer an English-Ancient Greek translation when there is an English-Latin translation?
Google translation does not work by rules and grammars. Machine translation gave up on that decades ago. Pity, because I spent well over a decade coding morphological rules for Greek, and it was a lot of fun. Machine translation works on statistics. To gather the statistics, you need a large amount of bilingual texts. Now, […]
What do Greeks think about the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”?
It depends on where the Greeks are. Greeks in the diaspora loved it. It is a movie that pokes caricatured fun at the antiquated notions that the first generation of migrants had, and how they did not assimilate and retained a rural worldview. That kind of caricature is a commonplace of second-generation members of diaspora […]