--- Mark Waser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> In order for your statement to be true, everybody would have to have exactly
> the same word distribution.

I meant the true (unknown) distribution, not the distribution as modeled by
the speaker and listener.  But you are right that this difference makes it
easier to pass the Turing test than to model language.

> 
> And if you're talking about written text, what are you talking about mouths 
> and ears?

OK, keyboard and monitor then.

> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matt Mahoney" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <agi@v2.listbox.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [agi] Language and compression
> 
> 
> >
> > --- Mark Waser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >> Matt Mahoney pontificated:
> >> > The probability distribution of language
> >> > coming out through the mouth is the same as the distribution coming in
> >> > through
> >> > the ears.
> >>
> >> Wrong.
> >
> > Could you explain how they differ and why it would matter?  Remember I am
> > talking about compressing written text.
> >
> >
> > -- Matt Mahoney, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >


-- Matt Mahoney, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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