Hey, I was poking around for something half a bubble off plumb to do this weekend and I came across this site Fun Science Gallery. Now, there are a bunch of things like this out there (just google troll for it) but what really hit me was this article on Lexical Analysis of Text. This is a field I’ve been working in for years (however casually :p) and I’m pretty impressed with this article. Not for it’s sophistication, but for it’s “let’s get down to business and play” attitude. Sure, they use MS Access. But they do so in a way that provides a nice playground for experimentation. Maybe I’ll fart around with it and rip out a MySql/Perl version for giggles.