The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0415 Friday, 18 July 2008
Date: Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 19:20:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Golden Ear Final Report
>Since then, we have given a Round Two test to the highest scorers on
>Round 1, confirming many of them as consistent high scorers and
>permitting a second screening for those who did well on both rounds.
>This double screening raised the Final Elite Panel's collective accuracy
>to a remarkable nine out of ten -- almost as accurate as computers are
>on longer passages, and far more accurate than any computer test we
>know of on the very short, sonnet-length passages we tested.
That IS truly amazing. And of course, there was a monitor present while each of
these talented individuals was responding to the passages to ensure that no one
was using a search engine to identify them, wasn't there?
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