- In an OCR + MT experiment, Quest Visual Word Lens says that Grilled Sausages -> A LA PARILLA SALCHICHAS
One of the more interesting developments at the guided tours business over the past few years has been an increase in the proportion of weird walks sold as younger customers have started using decent, cheap handheld-hosted apps to cover the basic “¡Look! ¡Ze catedral!” legacy (OK, zombie) guide territory.
Real-time optical character recognition with machine translation …
- Barcelona Council, fan of the heavy metal umlaut?
The council’s Christmas greetings–some of which include Spanish, the city’s common language–wish passersby “Fröhe Weihnachten” instead of “Frohe Weihnachten”. Regional president José Montilla’s kids go to the German School in Barcelona, so presumably they didn’t get to proofread.
- Symbols of French nation and state: rooster vs eagle in the 18th & 19th century corpus
With some vague rabbitings on my silence and the rebirth of the humanities.
- Yes, we want! – CORRECTION, CORRECTED
It’s turning out to be more complicated than I thought: post first, correction below, clarification bottom.
Esperanza Aguirre’s Madrid appears to have made impressive advances in implementing bilingual (Spanish-English) education in the region. Unfortunately it didn’t bother to check that Adsolut, the creative agency on the system’s new ad campaign, had included a translator in its €127,600 budget. …
- French teacher in Madrid doesn’t know any French
I’m a bit unclear as to why there is so much fuss about the tale of Nadia Saffouri–efforts to reduce costs by optimising teaching resource usage are leading to similar situations right across the country, and restrictions on entry to the profession engineered by teaching unions and regionalist nationalists meant that incompetent teachers were already …