Monday, February 23, 2009

Mr. Lecturer

Last week I have given lectures on Machine Translation (in Russian) in my home Saint-Petersburg State University.

I let my students know beforehand that the course is experimental and they happen to be the pioneers whom the course is going to be tested on.

After the 3,5 h lecture I have asked them, how do they feel about the experiment.

The answer was: The course was interesting. In case it would have been uninteresting, they would sleep. I believe it is the best compliment, especially taking into account the fact, that a human concentrates only first 40 (15?) minutes.

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