Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Forensic Linguistics: Identify the language of a text

LangID is a new website that will identify the language of any text you can paste into its webpage or upload/tweet/email them with. This free service is based on the Google Ajax API (Application Programmer Interface) and currently identifies around 85 (human) languages with more being added. A list of the languages that it can identify can be found at this link.

(Hat tip: Good Morning Silicon Valley)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Admin: Summer Science Program in Forensics

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (USA) runs its popular Summer Science Programs (SSP) every summer. SSP is a residential summer camp for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. I'll be teaching two, one-week runnings of my course, A Mathematical Tour of Forensic Science, again this year. If you are interested, you can find out more on their website. I hope to see you there.