Fw: [Synoptic-L] Some results
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> Hello again,
> 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.
> 112 and 211 anti-correlate.
> 121 and 221 correlate.
> 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.
> Dave Gentile
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> Subject: Re: [Synoptic-L] Some results
> 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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