26.2198, Fund Drive 2015: Computational Linguistics, IU Bloomington, and Google Inc. Lead Challenges!

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Subject: 26.2198, Fund Drive 2015: Computational Linguistics, IU Bloomington, and Google Inc. Lead Challenges!

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Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:04:37
From: LINGUIST List [linguist at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Fund Drive 2015: Computational Linguistics, IU Bloomington, and Google Inc. Lead Challenges!

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