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Re: VMs: Gordon Rugg's study follow ups

Rene Zandbergen wrote:

Some examples
have been presented which are only very superficially
similar to the VMs text.

This raises an interesting question: is there a good way to measure the similarity of texts objectively?

(I realize that calculation of entropy is one such test, but a broad one to be sure.)

I have seen a couple of books which applied "stylometric" techniques to New Testament Greek texts, for example, by comparing the relative frequencies of synonyms, but these techniques don't appear too useful for a text whose meaning is unknown.


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