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Re: VMs: Gordon Rugg's study follow ups
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- Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 21:08:06 -0500
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Rene Zandbergen wrote:
This raises an interesting question: is there a good way to measure
the similarity of texts objectively?
have been presented which are only very superficially
similar to the VMs text.
(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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