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Re: VMs: Long-range correlations

On Sep 21, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Rene Zandbergen wrote:

--- Jacques Guy <jguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

20/09/2004 9:25:37 PM, Bruce Grant
<bgrant@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Another explanation occurs to me for words which
recurr in one part of a
text and not in another: if you are attempting to
create "random" text,
it is not unusual to find yourself repeating the
same word until you
realize that you have been using it a lot, and
start avoiding it.

Yes. In other words: we are back to square one again. As usual.

Aha! When reviewing quickly-written drafts of articles or papers, one thing I find myself doing is to run into examples of frequent repeats of the same words and change the text to remove this 'ugly' feature.

Thus we may conclude that (my) draft papers are
examples of random text...

I need to sit down and think about this one ...:-)

Cheers, Rene

"If you put a billion monkeys in front of a billion typewriters typing at random, they would reproduce the entire collected works of Usenet in about ... five minutes."

"Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and the Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare!"
-Blair Houghton

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