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Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0231  Wednesday, 28 January 2004

[1]     From:   Ward Elliott <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 19:03:45 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"

[2]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 07:35:58 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"


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From:           Ward Elliott <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 19:03:45 -0800
Subject: 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"

Sean Lawrence is right, there is a problem of experts knowing the text
from memory, rather than identifying it from the sheer keenness of their
golden ears. But this, too, is testable and reducible. We've tried our
test out on a few experts, weeded out as many memorable passages as we
could, and added a button for "I know the passage already," so, in
principle, and probably in practice, we could calculate percentages of
correct guesses from the passages not known.  We should know soon enough
when we get the program up and running.

Best,
Ward Elliott

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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 07:35:58 -0600
Subject: 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0207 Shakespeare et al. and the New "Science"

 >Wolfram's theory, as a non-scientist like me understands it,

You'll learn more if you get past the dust jacket and the NYT type
reviews. The last 300 pages are not quite as dry as the first 500.

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