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  • David Gentile
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    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2001
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      > Hello again,
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      > This is a very good point.
      > One would certainly think so.
      > That why I am suspicious of 012, 022, and 021.
      > Since the sample is localized, similar topics may help correlate them.
      >
      > All I can say is style seems to be more relevant than topic.
      > 102 and 201 do not correlate.
      > But 102 and 202 do.
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      > 112 and 211 anti-correlate.
      > 121 and 221 correlate.
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      > 222 correlated with 202. This can't be similar topics.
      >
      > 002 and 112 correlate, even though they are different sections.
      > The same is true of 200 and 211.
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      > Dave Gentile
      > Riverside Illinois
      > M.S. Physics
      > PhD Management Science candidate
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      > Subject: Re: [Synoptic-L] Some results
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      > On 29 Nov 2001 at 22:45, Stephen C. Carlson wrote:
      >
      > > First is some research into how effective is this method
      > > at discriminating known authors. Could it work for the
      > > letters of Paul? Can your method be confused by genre or
      > > form? For example, a lot of the 202 material is Jesus's
      > > speech, but the 222 material is largely narrative. Could
      > > that be the reason for the different, not different authors?
      >
      > I think there's another related problem, if I am understanding this
      > correctly. It's not just, say, that 202 is more sayings-rich than
      > 222 but also that there will be an inevitable clustering of results
      > around all the elements of material that relate the same stories /
      > same sayings, and a distancing from those that tell different ones.
      > To pick up on Brian's example, if you are telling the story of the
      > Five Thousand, there are only so many ways to tell that story --
      > content partly determines vocabulary. Thus the Five Thousand will
      > have contributed into the pool some 222 words, some 221 words and
      > some 122 words. It will not, of course, contribute any words into
      > the 202, 102 and 201 categories (even though there may be some
      > overlap). Likewise throughout the triple tradition / double
      > tradition divide. If similar content generates similar wording, you
      > will surely get an inevitable parallel content-generated clustering
      > of 222, 221, 122 and some distance from 202, 201 and 102.
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