Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Linguists vs lie detectors

Two Swedish phoneticians are being threatened with a lawsuit for publishing a paper that is critical of a lie detector. The company that makes the lie detector, Nemesysco, said they will sue the authors if they republish the article or write another on on the same topic.

The article, titled "Charlatanry in forensic speech science", reviewed 50 years of research into lie detectors and concluded that there was no scientific evidence to believe that lie detectors work. The journal that publish the article retracted it after being pressured by Nemesysco.

1 comment:

boredoom said...

Ha! Nemesysco provided the technology for the Love Detector too: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4252881

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