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AAD22L: Automatic Acronym Detection in 22 Languages Unveiled in Europe

• Technologyreview.com
 

We’ve all had the experience of reading a report, scientific paper or just a long news article that is ruined by TMUA (Too Many Unnecessary Acronyms).  The author introduces one acronym in the first paragraph, others in the second and third paragraphs leading to a final paragraph that is no more than a sequence of incomprehensible capital letters.

Today, we have help thanks to the work of Maud Ehrmann at Sapienza University of Rome in Italy and a few pals who have developed a text analyser that recognises over 1 million acronyms in 22 different languages.

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