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in reply to Re^2: OT - Hemingway Editor (was: Re^4: How to count the vocabulary of an author?)
in thread How to count the vocabulary of an author?

Ever tried saying it to an average English speaker?

The lack of grammar keeps related phrases closer to each other which helps parsing a lot.

For free word order languages, grammar seems to help, but due to homonymy (or homography) you usually don't have a solid foundation to base the grammar on.

The most advanced system nowadays are based on Machine Learning, so there's no grammar involved at all, you just need large training data.

map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
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Re^4: OT - Hemingway Editor (was: Re^4: How to count the vocabulary of an author?)
by erix (Prior) on Jun 14, 2021 at 16:30 UTC

    I've noticed that, when a google-translate translation (EN->NL is most conspicuous to me) is ridiculously wrong, it's often fixed a few months later. I think (or at least hope) that the reason is that more data has been processed, i.e., more 'training data', or at the very least - better numbers/statistic decisions.

      Google translate is (was?) problematic when translating between two non-English languages, because it transits via English.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

Re^4: OT - Hemingway Editor (was: Re^4: How to count the vocabulary of an author?)
by LanX (Sage) on Jun 14, 2021 at 16:26 UTC
    > Ever tried saying it to an average English speaker?

    Sure, that's how I normally greet my friend John from Buffalo! ;-)

    > The lack of grammar keeps related phrases closer to each other which helps parsing a lot.

    It ain't necessarily so, try deciphering the headlines of newspapers like the Guardian ...

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) actually he is from Hamburg NY, but that's too confusing for the locals here ...