Friday, September 11, 2009

An apology to Alan Turing, better late than never

Geoff Pullum, over at Language Log, has written a nice post about Alan Turing's life, and the current UK Prime Minister's recent public apology on behalf of the British Government for the despicable and inhumane treatment Turing suffered under their country's law, which led to Turing's suicide in 1954.

Alan Turing made revolutionary advances in computer science, mathematics, cryptology and the WWII war effort. Turing's work has been crucial to linguistics, particularly in computational linguistics.

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