March 10, 2005

Fragments from my to-blog list

Blogdigger is a useful way to search blogs, somewhat complementary to technorati (and lots faster).

Jean Véronis documents a strangely exact doubling of Yahoo's search count. And I've been meaning for a while to link to his exploration of yoghurt spelling on the web (in French).

Chris Waigl links to Avibase, "a multilingual bird database with 1.9 million entries on 10,000 species and 22,000 sub-species. In case you need to know that the Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark is called Saharanvarpuskiuru in Finnish."

There's a story in Wired on the Phraselator speech-to-speech translation device, which has been used in recent tsunami relief operations as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by Mark Liberman at March 10, 2005 07:15 AM