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[REBOL] Re: Perl is to stupid to understand this 1 liner.

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 18-Dec-2001 20:06

Hi Joel,
> "An article in the 23-Oct-2000 issue of the New York Times > ... talks about how Microsoft has eliminated words from its > thesaurus so as to "not suggest words that may have offensive > uses or provide offensive definitions for any words". Entering > a word like "idiot" yields no hits in Word 2000 unlike the > numerous hits in Word 97."
Perhaps Bill Gates has seen the South Park film.
> c) Humans are excellent at recognizing patterns, even in the > presence of noise, many kinds of errors, and considerable > variation (even of the never-seen-before kind). When I'm > writing to another human being, I can move quickly because > I can trust her/him to understant me even if I make a tpyo.
Humans have at least two levels of redundancy: syntactic and semantic. Humans understand much from contexts, and they can correct transmission errors understanding contexts. It is something that many could call "intuition". Without AI (if it is possible, i am all except an Hofstander fan), problems like telephone numbers are insoluble. --- Ciao Romano