Jane Austen's peculiarity
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 18:55:07 CEST 2015
On 09/08/15 16:52, Richmond wrote:
> On 09/08/15 16:47, Peter M. Brigham wrote:
>> On Aug 9, 2015, at 8:46 AM, Richmond wrote:
>>> BUT what does fuss me is why this produces NO results when it
>>> analyses a text imported from an RTF file, BUT does work when the text
>>> is either manually edited or imported from a text file.
>> Maybe if you do this?
>> set the RTFtext of the templatefield to RTFtextFromFile
>> put the text of the templatefield into fileText
>> reset the templatefield
>> and then operate on the variable fileText. That is, use the engine to
>> convert the RTFtext to plain text.
>> -- Peter
> Hmm, that's a thought.
> However, I'm doing just fine with HTML text instead :)
> Now, if you happen to know of a list of English intransitive verbs . .
> . .
> Richmond "Nuttier than a fruitcake" Mathewson.
Well . . . the stack works, but as I have not loaded the whole text to
be analysed into a variable, but am doing it line by line, the whole thing
is taking far, far too long . . .
After 3 hours the stack has just passed line 56,362 of the Gutenberg
Library's Complete Jane Austen ( and that is only looking for was / were
plus 3 verb forms ) . . . much too slow.
I wonder why I have always had to learn things the hard way?
Certainly, if I am going to analyse the million words of the Freiburg
English Dialect Corpus,
I am going to have to get things moving along somewhat.
Wikipedia lists 5048 intransitive verbs; IFF I can get them into a
listField (!!!!!!!), things will get very slow indeed if the list is not
loaded into a variable.
My production machine has 6 GB RAM, so, with any luck, with both the
corpus and the verb list in variables (i.e. directly in RAM),
I won't have to go away and plant potatoes for a week while it does the
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