Scientist Endeavors to Create a Portmanteau Using Every Word in the English Language

Dr. Tom Murphy of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, has created an incredibly illustrative video in which he outlines his incredible project and paper to create a “Portmantout” of the entire English language.

For SIGBOVIK 2015 I built some software to create a portmanteau (which is where you jam two words together, like caviar+armpits = caviarmpits) of all of the words in the English language. It’s called a “portmantout”, since “tout” means “all” in French.