[TUHS] Lorinda Cherry

Marshall Conover marzhall.o at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 07:59:44 AEST 2022

Oh wow - a week or two ago I linked this video to a coworker who asked
me how to "get into" nix systems when he saw me chaining a few
commands together with pipes. Lorinda's section was one of the ones I
pointed to as 'definitely pay hard attention to this bit' - well,
maybe up until the coffee sipping with the numbers being read out. (Of
course, that's not to say the rest of the video isn't important!)

Thanks all for sharing your memories.



On Wed, Feb 16, 2022 at 4:02 PM John P. Linderman <jpl.jpl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone unearthed a 1982 video in which Lorinda explains some of her work.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvDZLjaCJuw&t=828s
> You can watch the whole thing by just lopping off the '&t=828s' at the end.
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2022 at 2:18 PM Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr> wrote:
>> A description of text processing work at Bell Labs, including the use of
>> trigrams for spell checking, readability analysis, and word class
>> assignment was published in the BSTJ.
>> L. E. McMahon; L. L. Cherry; R. Morris. Statistical text processing. The
>> Bell System Technical Journal, 57(6):2137-2154, July-Aug. 1978.
>> DOI: 10.1002/j.1538-7305.1978.tb02146.x
>> You can find it openly available online at:
>> https://archive.org/details/bstj57-6-2137/mode/2up
>> The article was part of an amazing special issue of BSTJ devoted to
>> Unix.  A second such issue, 63(8) was published on October 1984.  In the
>> late 1980s both issues were also sold as books by Prentice Hall under
>> the title "UNIX System Readings and Applications".  I broke the bank
>> buying them as a student, but didn't regret it.
>> Diomidis - https://www.spinellis.gr
>> On 16-Feb-22 2:09, George Michaelson wrote:
>> > The trigraph spelling checker sounds wonderful.

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