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by mok-kong shen
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Complexity of grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Complexity of grammar

For adults learning a 2nd language, I suppose one of the essential factors that influence the efforts of learning is the complexity of the grammar of the language. If so, what's the ranking of the popular languages with respect to that complexity? Is English grammar the least complex one?
by mok-kong shen
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?
Replies: 5
Views: 4148

Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

Interesting that the Dragon language has only 640+ words. English could be "reduced" to 360 words, see http://learnthesewordsfirst.com/about/r ... onary.html
by mok-kong shen
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: A comparatively efficient software for embedding secret information bits into natural language texts
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

Re: A comparatively efficient software for embedding secret information bits into natural language texts

No (that doesn't worth my efforts). On the other hand IMHO the software has fairly convincingly shown that any apparently very neutral text, be it emails, posts to forums, contents of webpages or what not, can contain secret information bits roughly at a rate of 1/2 to 1 bit per word.
by mok-kong shen
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?
Replies: 5
Views: 4148

Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

After considerable search on the Internet, I found a free, good and extensive word list for English that IMHO contains all words (nouns and verbs with their endings as separate entries) one would ever need in common communications: http://www-01.sil.org/linguistics/wordlists/english/. It has a size ...
by mok-kong shen
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer

I am looking for a free software with which I could implement things equivalent to the mechanism realized by Simple Writer, i.e. checking the words in an input window against a given list of words and turning the colour of those words not in the list from black to red. I tried tkinter of Python, but...
by mok-kong shen
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: A comparatively efficient software for embedding secret information bits into natural language texts
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

A comparatively efficient software for embedding secret information bits into natural language texts

Years ago in another Internet forum I asked for software for comparatively efficiently embedding secret information bits into natural language texts, without however obtaining useful answers. I have just implemented a scheme that should roughly satisfy my condition. A Python code is available at: ht...
by mok-kong shen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season

If I interpret your post correctly, you don't know the mechanism of how Simple Writer works in its way of changing certain input words into red fronts. I should be grateful, if some other readers of this thread could help me to learn that mechanism.
by mok-kong shen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season

Magnificent! You have done even a bit more than what I expected. Could you kindly tell which editor you employed and how you managed to have the window look like the one you posted?
by mok-kong shen
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season

My OT programming question was in detail: I like to know a text editor such that, whenever the user types in a word that is not in a given list of words specified by me, the editor will turn that word from fonts in black colour to red colour and how could I instruct the editor to perform in that way?
by mok-kong shen
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season

I don't yet understand OP's claim concerning usage of Simple Writer. In the main window of xkcd.com/simplewriter I wrote a sentence containing the words 'snow' and 'Mary'. 'snow' didn't get flagged. 'Mary' became red in the main window and appeared also in the lower window but I could continue writi...
by mok-kong shen
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Use of "who" referring to inanimate objects.
Replies: 13
Views: 6372

Re: Use of "who" referring to inanimate objects.

As foreigner I have a question: Would using "whose" referring to inanimate objects be problematic in the same vein?
by mok-kong shen
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Explaining the ten hundred words used by Thing Explainer
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

Re: Explaining the ten hundred words used by Thing Explainer

I have a (layman's) question concerning the additional 2000 words list of learnthesewordsfirst.com: There are eat, ate, eaten, but how about eats, eating?
by mok-kong shen
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?
Replies: 12
Views: 5600

Re: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?

Applications of classical crypto schemes IMHO could be rendered arbitrarily strong, if one suitably employs multiple encryption ("super-encryption"), i.e. appropriately combining diverse classical schemes as constituents (including their multiple usages, in general with different keys, adv...

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