Linguists crack Skype encryption, Military Metaphors

Computational linguists have reconstructed an encrypted VOIP conversation that took place on Skype.

What is surprising is that though they are encrypted, the frames that make up a Skype call contain clues about what phonemes are being spoken.

Further, ARPA have decided to build a mountain of metaphors:

Not just American/English metaphors mind you but those of Iranian Farsi, Mexican Spanish and Russian speakers. Why metaphors? ‘Metaphors have been known since Aristotle as poetic or rhetorical devices that are unique, creative instances of language artistry … Over the last 30 years, metaphors have been shown to be pervasive in everyday language and to reveal how people in a culture define and understand the world around them

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