Automation

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 11:50:34 CET 2013


On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 19/11/2013 09:26, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>
>>
>> It couldn't figure out "Absytrytewh", "picsbeliud", or
>> "hnasoa/tw.nartswdbvweos/utrtek:p./il". That's not a bad result. (And
>> as a human, I'm guessing that the second one isn't an English word -
>> maybe it's Scots?) Here's the code:
>>
>
> I sense another letter to your Minister for Education regarding the teaching
> of Geography.  Fancy not recognising a well known UK place name when it's
> put right in front of you.  And Scots indeed, my mum will be turning in her
> grave :)

Oh, I think I see where the misunderstanding may have been. I said
"It" couldn't figure those out, meaning the script; one of them isn't
a word at all, another one is a place name (and therefore not in its
dictionary), and one happened to be a form of the word that it didn't
have (as it had the equivalent with a 'z'), and I wasn't able to
figure it out myself either. But I grokked the university's name no
trouble. No other university has that many y's and so few other
vowels. :)

ChrisA



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