Lost and Found Labs is the wordshop of Chi Luu, a writer and humble language boffin.
As a writer, I get to work with the good people of JSTOR Daily on the linguistics column Lingua Obscura, in which we investigate the weird and wonderful life of language in society. I have also written for other publications, such as the BBC and Quartz, and from time to time have accidentally found myself on the radio opining about various things linguistic.
As a computational linguist, I work as a researcher and consultant with non-profits and startups on a variety of language technology and digital humanities projects, such as conversational and narrative AI (building bots with a backstory), poetry recommendation systems, spelling, grammar and literacy systems, etc. I also enjoy a bit o’ text analysis of linguistic corpora to see what the cool kids are saying, yesterday and today.
Academically, I dabbled in linguistics, English literature (and early English language) and dead languages, including Latin, Ancient Greek, Middle Welsh, Old English, Old Icelandic, Old Irish.