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Re: Re: The (futile?) quest for an automatic paraphrase engine

by kiat (Vicar)
on May 17, 2004 at 11:08 UTC ( #353917=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The (futile?) quest for an automatic paraphrase engine
in thread The (futile?) quest for an automatic paraphrase engine

True.

Interestingly, I did a small test on Microsoft Grammatic Check a few years ago to see how it works. I gave the following two sentences:

(1) He drives to work yesterday.

(2) Mary was attacked by a dog.

No complaints about (1) but an advisory to change (2) to the active.

I didn't have to do any more test :)

I don't have the latest Microsoft Word now. Otherwise, I'll be curious to see if things have changed.


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Re: Re: Re: The (futile?) quest for an automatic paraphrase engine
by flyingmoose (Priest) on May 17, 2004 at 16:29 UTC
    It's all an evil conspiracy to keep English class in public school. I say "good!" for defective grammar checkers, all the sooner than can be removed. Maybe we can teach kids to do Algebra without graphing calculators too...

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