Compiling Rmutt on MacOSX Leopard (gcc -arch x86_64)

Keeping my notes findable: Rmutt on MacOSX will build cleanly if you change the CC line in the Makefile to be: CC = gcc -arch x86_64 That is all. For those who haven’t tried it, Rmutt is a grammar-based nonsense generator along the lines of the Dada Engine (see also Web version). The Dada Engine […]

Language Expertise in FOAF: Speaks, Reads, Writes revisited

Stephanie Booth asks:  I vaguely remember somebody telling me about some emerging “standard” (too big a word) for encoding language skills. Or was it a dream? That would’ve been me, showing markup from the FOAFX beta from Paola Di Maio and friends, which explores the extension of FOAF with expertise information. This is part of […]

Microblogs and the monolingual

Twitter-like microblogging seems a nice granularity for following thoughts expressed in languages you don’t speak. In 1988 I passed my French language GCSE exam; it’s been downhill all the way since. A year ago in Argentina, I got to the stage where I could just about express myself in Spanish. But it’s been fading. Nevertheless […]