A, B, and C. The Human Elements


In her plenary session at METM11 on machine translation and the role of the human translator or post-editor, Dr Dorothy Kenny referred to a story she remembered reading at school called “A, B, and C. The Human Elements in Mathematics”. Those who would like to know more about these enigmatic characters are in luck: the story, by Stephen Leacock, is available online through Project Gutenberg Canada. It should be pointed out that Project Gutenberg Canada has a beef with European colonialism.