A little amusing Python program

Tom Good Tom_Good1 at excite.com
Fri Oct 5 22:55:41 CEST 2001


Jeff Sandys <sandysj at juno.com> wrote in message news:<3BBCBA9F.D1777976 at juno.com>...
> What a clever little program.  I have felt for a long 
> time that a program that passes the Turing test will 
> use the web as a corpus of data.
> 
> Microsoft showed a similar program at the IJCAI that 
> would answer questions.  It answered some questions 
> like "What is A.I." and "Who made the movie A.I.", but 
> when asked "Who is Bill Gates married to" it's reply 
> was "I'm not sure, either Malinda French or Microsoft" 
> 
> Another program shown at an AI conference was a 
> document classifier.  To determine which folder to add 
> the document to, it simply compare the size of the 
> tarred folders before and after adding the document. 
> Of all the AI programs used for document sorting it 
> came closest to a human sorter.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jeff Sandys

I don't get that last part.  How does comparing the size of the
folders before and after do anything useful?  Wouldn't all of the
folders increase by the size of the file?


Tom



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