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Golden Ear Final Report
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0415  Friday, 18 July 2008

From:       Jim Carroll <
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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?

Jim Carroll

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