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Matéo
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posted March 13, 1999 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matéo   Click Here to Email Matéo     Edit Message
I must say, that I enjoy Cadfael's posts, so I've written a little program that will take general english and kinda "Cadfael it up a bit" It really only recognizes rather common words right now, lots of pronouns and common verbs and such. I would like you all to try it out, and give me suggestions of more words to add. All you have to do is enter a sentence, word, paragraph, whatever, and it will go through it and search for words it recognizes and replace them with more colorful ones. There are just too many words for me to consider, so if you like the program and have some suggestions, please send them to me. It can be downloaded at: http://users.penn.com/~mateo/Translate.exe (not sure if this board supports html, but I'll try to add a link here anyway): http://users.penn.com/~mateo/Translate.exe

Examples of words it knows: I, am, he, she, dog, red, dragon, big, little, valley, thief, isn't, blacksmith, do, never, woman, cart, pretty... well, there are about 125 or so common ones (so far) that it recognizes. That should get you started. (a lot of the words are based on Scottish and Celtic words)If you enter a word it doesn't know, it just keeps the word you entered. A couple of things to look out for: It doesn't know what to do with punctuation... so "Dragon?" will not be recognized, but "Dragon ?" will be... so leave spaces between the words and the punctuation for a better result. (If people like it, i will create an Sql database or something, and hopefully add a way to handle punctuation) Well, enough of my rambling. Send feedback/suggestions to : mateo@penn.com (my email is also listed in the Help...About section of the program... just click on it.) Looking forward to your responses.

Matéo

Matéo
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posted March 13, 1999 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matéo   Click Here to Email Matéo     Edit Message
Well, i see the direct link I put to it didn't show up in my message, but you can still cut and past it from the original message. If you do have some for me to add, please send them to me, don't just post them... (or do both) I may never see them if you just post them.

That link again is: http://users.penn.com/~mateo/Translate.exe

Matéo

Sykophant
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posted March 13, 1999 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sykophant   Click Here to Email Sykophant     Edit Message
Creepy, right before I got on the board tonight I was thinking about Cadfael's thieves' cant, and now there is a program on it! whew, you can bet I'm going to download it and give it a try (unless Cadfael puts a pantent on his own cant )

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Ghost
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posted March 14, 1999 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghost   Click Here to Email Ghost     Edit Message
Cadfael proggie

teehee

Cadfael
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posted March 14, 1999 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Cracky, Aye jest woke mye Da, cause Aye were laffin so loud. Fill yer boots, if yer wants ter be playin w'the incomprehensible Cadfael tongue, go nuts. Aye jest been downloadin it myeself (thankee Ghost), what fun.

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Koobze
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posted March 14, 1999 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Koobze   Click Here to Email Koobze     Edit Message
What language was it written in? When i run it, and type in some text + click translate, an error box comes up saying "path not found, error 76"

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Matéo
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posted March 14, 1999 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matéo   Click Here to Email Matéo     Edit Message
Okay, i figured out what the problem is. I had it writing out a temporary file to a directory on my HD which probably does not exist on most HDs. (Thus the path not found message) It is something I thought about early on in the coding, that i would change later, but forgot to. Try do download it again. As long as you have a c:\ drive it should work now. (If you have any other problems, you may just not have the visual basic 5 run-time libraries, But I think most pcs have those on them now.)

Try it a again. (the same link will work for the new version)

Mateo

Well, i added one more minor fix, so it should be good to go now. (I had missed one instance of an old file name... oh well, I'll just blame Microsoft. hehe)

[This message has been edited by Matéo (edited March 14, 1999).]

redEye
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posted March 14, 1999 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for redEye   Click Here to Email redEye     Edit Message
creepy
well, i guess Cadfael's tongue ain't lost anymore .

-redEye

Sykophant
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posted March 14, 1999 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sykophant   Click Here to Email Sykophant     Edit Message
Heheh, try makin a reverse translator, when we're in dire need of trying to figure out what the heck Cadfael's sayin

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Matéo
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posted March 14, 1999 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matéo   Click Here to Email Matéo     Edit Message
That would be pretty easy, really, I would just have to reverse all the word associations I've put in the program, so instead of 'if "I" then "Aye"', i'd just have to change it to 'if "Aye" then "I", etc. I haven't really gotten any feedback on more words to add (or if I should even bother adding more... haha), so we'll have to wait and see. (now that it works) hehe

Matéo

Snoman
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posted March 15, 1999 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snoman   Click Here to Email Snoman     Edit Message
Ok, Aye will test it oot. well met, Aye be a cadfael impersonator. Aye recommend that none o'ye try this one.

redEye
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posted March 15, 1999 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for redEye   Click Here to Email redEye     Edit Message
whoa... it's snoman! been a while, dude.

i mean Zounds... 't be snoman! 's been a fair bit o' time since ye'd been spotted 'round these realms, ye bloody taffer.

-redeye

Catalyst
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posted March 16, 1999 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Catalyst   Click Here to Email Catalyst     Edit Message
Just got a new text to speech proggy and ran some of cafael's post through it. Good for a chuckle... =)

Cadfael
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posted March 17, 1999 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Har Catalyst, thats somethin Ayed like ter be hearin. Aye knows what it sounds like ter mye inner ear, so's it'd be a real lark ter know what yer got out of it.

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Caine
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posted March 17, 1999 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caine   Click Here to Email Caine     Edit Message
Hey Mateo, Next thing to work on, the function calls to be able to DECYPHER what Cadfael says. =)

Snoman
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posted March 17, 1999 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snoman   Click Here to Email Snoman     Edit Message
Hey, good to be back. Seems this forum's kinda fizzlin out..I mean plateauing. They must not've released the editor. You guys still seem to think of things to talk about though.

Cadfael
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posted March 18, 1999 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Struth Caine nothin Aye says be o'any matter anyways, so don't bother. Jest cant, not content.

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MarkA
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posted March 18, 1999 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkA   Click Here to Email MarkA     Edit Message
I can't remember who the author was who said it, but the point of language is to communicate, and thus the more straightforward and comprehensible you can be, the better. Damn Mark Twain for introducing dialect into written character speech. *sigh* Well, as long you all enjoy yourselves, forgive me while I skip dialect-assuming posts...

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