Syllabic division of words

Randall Reetz randall at randallreetz.com
Sat Aug 22 22:46:58 EDT 2009


I should clarify.  Stochastic (counting and statistical) methods of meaning acquisition are employed often to avoid structural grammatical parsing.  Some adherents go further and posit
 that brains don't use grammar aanyway, why should computers?  I personally like to use some of both, cross checking in a hunt for meaning.  We are approaching an age wherein computers will interact with information autonomously.  Wrote execution of code as written by human programmers will fade into the quaint past.  Who know which kid (or oldster) will contribute to this transition?  Whomever does will be more likely to do so if they wield powerful and intuitive tools that do some of the heavy lifting and remove some of the burden of complexity.  Am I a dreamer?

randall 

-----Original Message-----
From: Randall Reetz <randall at randallreetz.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:27 PM
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Subject: RE: Syllabic division of words

This is one techniques that can be applied to derive meaning from text.  But the first step is to have the capacity to fluidly identify chunks of text that give context to individual words.  Parts of speech (noun, very, subject and object phrases).  In my work I lean towards least-energy metrics (somewhat captured in LSA's association angles).  The point isn't having the perfect system.  Name one part of xtalk that is perfect!  The point is having some semantically applicable tools at all.  Again I must stress, these words obligated no one to any action of any kind.  They are simply one person's opinion.  
randall

-----Original Message-----
From: John Vokey <vokey at uleth.ca>
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:05 PM
To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Subject: Re: Syllabic division of words

Something close to what I think Randall was talking about is LSA  
(Latent Semantic Analysis).  Indeed, rumour has long held that it is  
the basis of Apple's junk filter in Safari.  The original source for  
the work is here:
<http://lsa.colorado.edu/>

On 22-Aug-09, at 6:47 PM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com wrote:

> Randall,
>
> OK, well let's carry on from there.
>
> Are you familiar with this project?
> http://www.research.sun.com/knowledge/papers.html
>
> Something similar in xTalk would be pretty darn cool, I would think.
> Especially if it were to index and search the web =).

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