On tools for academic writting and a shameless plug

First, the shameless plug: my long-time friend, Jean-François Racine published a book available both as hardcover and paperback. The title is “The Text of Matthew in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea”.

More seriously, and maybe he had told me about this, but he told me about this specialized word processor he uses, called Nota Bene. More interesting is a component of this word processor called Orbis. Specifically, Orbis generates vocabulary lists, as well as frequency of occurrence; and it allows you to define synonym lists to expand search capabilities.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

3 thoughts on “On tools for academic writting and a shameless plug”

  1. Thanks Claire. The old picture dates back from when I was a Ph.D. student. I’ve grown older as you can see.

    The beard is a symbol of a new life… I’m now a dad, I’ve got different values and so on. Or rather, I’m living different values. I’m trying to make sure my family comes first. It is so much more important than academic life.

  2. Oh I agree. I’m not in the family way (as we say in the UK) but my priorities have changed so much in the last few weeks. I was completely brainwashed by the whole academic environment but after a rethink I realise that it’s not all that.

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