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Dates are wrong
The article currently says "Kučera returned to Harvard in 1969 as a research fellow. The next year, Kučera received an appointment at Brown University where he was promoted to full professor in 1965." Clearly, one of the dates is wrong, since 1965 must come before 1969. Anybody have hard facts? Pete unseth (talk) 13:36, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
Kucera or Kučera?
His surname is spelled with plain c in the title, then immediately with č ("c-wedge", "c with caron"), the Czech spelling, throughout the lead section and in most of the article. One should be settled on and the other mentioned. Thnidu (talk) 08:35, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
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|"In 1967, Kucera and Nelson Francis published their classic work Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English (1967), known today simply as the Brown Corpus."
This and the whole paragraph are jumbled. The Brown Corpus of Standard American English (q.v.) was compiled from 1961 publications under the direction of W. Nelson Francis and has not been "published," i.e. appeared in print, but circulated only in computer-readable form. Computational analysis of the Brown Corpus was then performed under Henry Kucera's direction, and the resulting book, "Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English" by Kucera and Francis, was indeed published in 1967; this book is not the same as the Brown Corpus, as the Wikipedia article says, but derived from it. When all the words in the computerized corpus had been tagged with their parts of speech, under Francis's supervision, there followed Francis and Kucera's "Frequency Analysis of English Usage: Lexicon and Grammar" (1982).
So I've revised that paragraph in the Wikipedia article to put the facts right.
I'll also be adding an article on W. Nelson Francis before long.
John Francis (Nelson Francis's son)
Its not germaine to Henry Kucera.(Drocj (talk) 06:19, 28 August 2014 (UTC))
Substituted at 21:44, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
A partial list of Kučera's works: Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English (1967) (with W. Nelson Francis) A Comparative Quantitative Phonology of Russian, Czech, and German (1968) Frequency Analysis of English Usage: Lexicon and Grammar (1983) (with W. Nelson Francis) Mbisbee (talk) 23:00, 8 February 2017 (UTC)