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  1. Jan 2023
    1. a common technique in natural language processing is to operationalize certain semantic concepts (e.g., "synonym") in terms of syntactic structure (two words that tend to occur nearby in a sentence are more likely to be synonyms, etc). This is what word2vec does.

      Can I use some of these sorts of methods with respect to corpus linguistics over time to better identified calcified words or archaic phrases that stick with the language, but are heavily limited to narrower(ing) contexts?

  2. Nov 2020
  3. Mar 2018
    1. If scientists can be confident of anything, it is that whatever we currently believe about the genetic nature of differences among populations is most likely wrong. For example, my laboratory discovered in 2016, based on our sequencing of ancient human genomes, that “whites” are not derived from a population that existed from time immemorial, as some people believe. Instead, “whites” represent a mixture of four ancient populations that lived 10,000 years ago and were each as different from one another as Europeans and East Asians are today.

      I'd like to see that study. This article.

  4. May 2016
  5. annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net
    1. sanguine

      "Of persons and expectations, etc.; Hopeful or confident with reference to some particular issue" (OED).

    2. postilions

      "A person who rides the leading, left-hand side horse drawing a coach or carriage, esp. when only one pair is used and there is no coachman" (OED).

    3. on Saturday se’nnight

      "Meaning in a weeks time" (OED).

    4. borne

      "Something carried, sustained, endured, etc" (OED).