Friday, September 24, 2010

More On Jelinek...

The NYT's obit on speech recognition and computational linguistics pioneer Frederick Jelinek includes some surprising facts about the man:  He was childhood buddies with Milos Foreman. How cool is that? It also includes the intriguing morsel that JFK helped get Jelinek's blacklisted screenplay writing wife out of Communist Czechoslovakia (if only indirectly).

(HT Mr. Verb)

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