Monday, 31 August 2015

Logogenesis & Sensitivity To Initial Conditions

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 329):
… predicting weather is rather like predicting text: one can make certain predictions about what people are going to say or write with a certain probability of being right — a probability that is significantly greater than chance, but not great enough to be easily used in (for example) parsing programs, because of the great number of variables that play a part in conditioning choices in the text.