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RE: VMs: truncated repeating sequences

> I have an idea now that I know what's causing it but would need 
> more detailed information.  

Unfortunately I feel there is one fairly obvious explanation for 
these repeated subsequences, although people wont like it!  
They might all originate from the same underlying piece of text.

Say the author creates a block of text by writing out a number 
of short phrases such as "aiin.shedy.qokeedy.qotedy.qo", one
per line.  Then he moves a rectangular window (about 10 chars 
wide) randomly over the block and writes the text within the 
window to the manuscript.  This would naturally produce all 
the variations that you see below: 

seq0 07466:a
seq0 02408:ai
seq0 00333:aii
seq0 00030:aiin
seq0 03220:aiin.
seq0 00082:aiin.s
seq0 00184:aiin.sh
seq0 00165:aiin.she
seq0 00009:aiin.shed
seq0 00024:aiin.shedy.
seq0 00006:aiin.shedy.qo
seq0 00002:aiin.shedy.qok
seq0 00005:aiin.shedy.qoke
seq0 00001:aiin.shedy.qokeedy.
seq0 00002:aiin.shedy.qokeedy.qo
seq0 00001:aiin.shedy.qokeedy.qote
seq0 00001:      hedy.qokeedy.qotedy.qo
seq0 00001:             keedy.qotedy.qo
seq0 00011:               edy.qotedy.qo
seq0 00003:                dy.qotedy.qo
seq0 00008:                 y.qotedy.qo
seq0 00005:                  .qotedy.qo
seq0 00043:                    otedy.qo
seq0 00011:                     tedy.qo
seq0 01388:                      edy.qo
seq0 00516:                       dy.qo
seq0 01589:                        y.qo
seq0 01613:                         .qo
seq0 00035:                          qo
seq0 19453:                           o

I have so far found 6 "master" sequences, but that was by manually
examining one of my output files.  There may be quite a few more and
it may be possible to actually recreate the block of text that (maybe)
was used in this fashion.  Quite a few maybe's there!

The essential difference in this (hypothesized) method from Rugg's is
that (a) the block of text is actually a bunch of psuedo-phrases each
one of which is created by the author to look meaningful,  and 
(b) the selection process extracts "chunks" and not individual chars.


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