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September 8, 2006
Product Naming: Has Microsoft Correctly Conjugated "Patent"?
A recent article in eWeek reports that Microsoft has filed for a patent for translation software that chooses and conjugates verbs.
There’s some dispute about whether this application represents patent abuse. Conjugating verbs is an innate capability of the human brain and not patentable.
The really important question, though, is whether Microsoft’s new product will actually translate any better than current online translation applications, which are so literal as to be almost useless - except as a source of humor.
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Posted by William Lozito at September 8, 2006 12:38 PM
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