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Re: Semantically Unpredictable Sentences

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Brent Edwards wrote:

> Isn't he referring to sentences that consist of words with low (no)
> predictability using only semantic information?
Sure. But how can he formalize "semantic unpredictability"? I mean, the
notion of "statistical unpredictability" is well-defined by formulas like
entropy, perplexity and such. But how can one state that the sentences he
generates are semantically unpredictable? According to what measure?

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