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Re: VMs: Has this been done already (VMS to bitmap) ?

Rene Zandbergen r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx
on 06 January 2004 19:55

> --- PK#01 <pklist01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I need some practice with VB.NET and I thought about
> > writing a program to translate the VMS into a bitmap
> > to see if any patterns become visible.
> >
> > Make a matrix with all the words from the VMS along
> > the Y axis and their occurence in the text along the
> > X axis. Like this:
> <snipped>
> You will be surprised (but shouldn't be) that
> Jim Reeds has done this in the early 90's.
> He said it was very interesting.
> I would say that it is particularly interesting
> for the stars/recipes section, but then that's
> just my opinion :-)
> The tricky bit would not be to make the plot, but
> to make it in such a way that afterwards one is
> able to trace back which part of the plot is
> where in the MS.
> One thing about the VMs is that one might say
> that just about anything has been done or tried
> before. We don't really know, though, since of
> most things there's no or little record.
> Cheers, Rene

I had even thought of turning the pair and triplet occurance counts into a
wav file. Maybe it could be musuc after all. Just think if it started
speaking. We'd all have to run for the hills!


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