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Media: NYT: Jargon-identifying Software

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: There's an article entitled:

"Holy Change Agent! Consultants Edit Out Jargon"
by Jonathan D. Glater

in the June 14, 2003 issue of the New York Times online.

The article begins:

The people blamed for incentivizing companies to repurpose, build
mindshare and utilize change agents have taken aim at their own lingo.

Deloitte Consulting, an arm of the accounting firm Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu, has developed a free software program, Bullfighter, tha
identifies jargon in documents.

The URL:


The Deloitte Consulting Web site:


Karen Steffen Chung

Issue Number: 14.1687
Date Posted: June 14, 2003

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