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Wikipedia Rejects Copyright Claims to palawa kani

Among the numerous content alteration and takedown requests highlighted in their transparency report, Wikipedia revealed a case in which an institution claimed ownership of an entire language. The language, palawa kani, is a Tasmanian language that was reconstructed from six to 12 extinct Aboriginal languages.More...

Microsoft Claims Interpretation Breakthrough

Rashid Demonstrates Interpretation Microsoft's chief research officer, Rick Rashid, has announced that the software giant hopes to have "systems that can completely break down language barriers" within the next few years. In a video demonstration, Rashid spoke in English and was then echoed, in his own voice, by a Mandarin Chinese translation.Microsoft has been working on the core speech-recognition...