Where does a cup end and a mug start? And vice versa? Help towards answering this consistently vexing question can be found in an essay by Brett Laybutt entitled A Corpus Study of ‘Cup of [Tea]’ and ‘Mug of [Tea]’ In which he cites the work of scholars who have tried, over the years, to […]
The Fuzzification of Candlesticks
Having difficulty predicting the ups and downs of the stock market? Have you considered the fuzzification of candlesticks? Authors Partha Roy, Sanjay Sharma and M.K. Kowar (at the Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, India) have – and present their approach in the International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, July, 2012. The […]
‘Most’ — what does it mean, mostly?
On a day-to-day basis, a good many, perhaps even the majority, of those outside academia tend to work with a broad definition of the meaning of the word ‘Most’. Something along the lines of ‘More than half’, but stopping a little short of ‘All’. [see figure 4, from study below]. But some, who study linguistics, […]