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IndieWeb

This blog is now part of the IndieWeb, "a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’". I am sitting here with Pierre Ozoux in front of the café "i legal", Alfama, Lisbon at a meetup of the Internet Freedom Lisbon group, setting up IndieWeb blogs and translating free software sites.

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Visualizing Swadesh words in dictionaries

Swadesh viewer for dictionary data

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to extract entries that contain words from a Swadesh list from data in digitized dictionaries. The translation graph connects entries in dioctionaries, via annotation for "heads" and "translations" within the dictionary. We will demonstrate how to visualize this ...

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Creating a dictionary: Excel to Toolbox conversion

In our current dictionary project "Bilingual Dictionary Piação-Portuguese" we decided to use Microsoft Excel to edit the dictionary data. This choice had some pragmatic reasons, like that most people/linguists can easily work with a stylesheet, even if they don't know about all the features of Excel, and that ...

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Live coding GLSL shaders with IPython

I recently started to learn some OpenGL and was looking for a nice way to use Python for this. I wanted to be able to update the shaders quickly so that I can quickly try out different code. This is one of the results. I was heavily inspired by the ...

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