We are Horatian, not Juvenalian! …Or so some say…

We discovered today that, in Wikipedia’s entry for Satire, the Ig Nobel Prizes are the first exemplar of one of the two kinds of satire. The entry reads: Horatian vs Juvenalian Satirical literature can commonly be categorized as either Horatian or Juvenalian,[27][need quotation to verify] although the two are not entirely mutually exclusive. Horatian Horatian satire, […]

Celeb Recognition – automatically

Can software automatically recognise celebrities? Hewlett-Packard (motto: Let’s do Amazing) believes so, and has recently published a paper on the feasibility of ‘Wikipedia-based Online Celebrity Recognition’. Researchers Demiao Lin, Jianming Jin, Yuhong Xiong, from HP Labs China have been investigating so-called Smart-Browsing on the www, and point out that : “Obviously, recognizing celebrity names is […]