LINGUIST List 12.661

Sun Mar 11 2001

Qs: Talking Drums, Rel String Frequency/Author ID

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  1. Elke Hentschel, Talking drums
  2. rreckrreck.sealsoft.com>, relative string frequency for author identification

Message 1: Talking drums

Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 00:35:34 +0100
From: Elke Hentschel <jasamRZ.UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE>
Subject: Talking drums

Dear colleagues, 

several years ago, I listened to a very good recording on talking drums
in Africa, expecially in the Kongo area. It gave many examples,
explained tonal languages and the principles used in order to make
drummed words and phrases distiguishable. 

I've been trying in vain to either locate this recording or other find a
similar one that could be used in the classroom. Can anybody help me? 

Thanks in advance, regards,

Elke Hentschel
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Message 2: relative string frequency for author identification

Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 04:38:39 -0800 (PST)
From: rreckrreck.sealsoft.com> <rreckrreck.sealsoft.com>
Subject: relative string frequency for author identification


Hello,

I am working on programmatically (perl) instantiating a scalable
methodology for using relative string frequency to make "profiles" for
use in author identification. I already have something working to
generate results, but I am having trouble finding references and other
sources of people trying similar tasks, so I can improve my
approach. I kindly request readers send me their pointers or
references about this subject matter. Better yet, if anyone would like
to see it first hand or discuss it I welcome the interaction.

- Ron Reck <rreckrreck.sealsoft.com>
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