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    It is very tempting to write a application that concatenates strings or audio to make a single phrase or sentence. It seems like it would be really helpful if you are squeezed for space or to speed things up. However, natural language is a lot more complicated than you might think. Let's take a straightforward...
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    The issue of translating "proper nouns" comes up a lot in coding software that will be localized into other languages. Developers, in my experience, like to hardcode anything and everything if possible. This is not just a US programming phenomenon – I've seen Japanese developers do the same thing, making...