25SEP 2016
Translation Centres

Translation Centres

NHMRC has been approached to define more clearly what could be a “centre” in a submission to NHMRC for recognition as an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC). Concern has been expressed that the move by some Universities to more strongly integrate University research, and translational…

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21SEP 2016
Olde English translation

Olde English translation

Many of the older EETS volumes include translations (of varying accuracy, in wooden Victorian prose). In addition, there are many small collections and translations of individual poems. Following are two collections and some good translations of important Old English and Anglo-Latin texts. Anthologies…
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17SEP 2016
Old English translation for sentences

Old English translation for sentences

A student in my Old English class asked a good question today in her class blog: I’m confused. The point of this class is to be able to read Old English. Does this mean we are supposed to be building a lexicon that would eventually become so engrained in us that the words don’t require as much of a “translation”…
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13SEP 2016
Olden days words

Olden days words

Given that NaNoWriMo is almost upon us I thought I’d share a little writing trick that’s helped me heaps. I know you’re supposed to write 1, 667 words a day for NaNoWriMo but for many of us that’s just not possible. I wanted to reassure those of us who struggle to hit such high daily word targets. Plus…
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09SEP 2016
Modern text Macbeth

Modern text Macbeth

Original Text Modern Text GENTLEWOMAN Why, it stood by her. She has light by her continually. Tis her command. GENTLEWOMAN It stands by her bedside. She always has to have a light next to her. Those are her orders. DOCTOR You see her eyes are open. DOCTOR You see, her eyes are open. GENTLEWOMAN Ay…
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05SEP 2016
Machine translation Evaluation

Machine translation Evaluation

The Meteor automatic evaluation metric scores machine translation hypotheses by aligning them to one or more reference translations. Alignments are based on exact, stem, synonym, and paraphrase matches between words and phrases. Segment and system level metric scores are calculated based on the alignments…
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01SEP 2016
Anglo Saxon words used today

Anglo Saxon words used today

HISTORY > OLD ENGLISH (c. 500 - c. 1100) | | | | IMAGE Settlement routes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes (from BBC) More important than the Celts and the Romans for the development of the English language, though, was the succession of invasions from continental Europe after the Roman withdrawal…
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28AUG 2016
Medieval words Dictionary

Medieval words Dictionary

Back in March this year, we announced that we had saved an important fifteenth-century manuscript from export: the only complete copy of the Catholicon Anglicum, one of the earliest Middle English-Latin dictionaries. Inspired by this fascinating linguistic and lexicographical source, in the intervening…
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