[ExI] internet privacy

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 19:11:04 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> Wouldn't the computer need an 'in'?  Just how would it know what any word
> means without knowing what is a verb, a noun, the usual word order of the
> language, etc.?
> I can't see a computer decoding 'slithy tove', as it has no meaning outside
> the poem - and not in it either.  We'd have to as the Rev. Dodgson.  bill w

The point of language is to communicate meaning. So words have to mean
the same thing to other speakers of that language. So you look at
context. That's how dead languages are eventually translated.
Codes on the other hand are a jumble of meaningless letters until the
key is applied.


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