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About searchvisualizer

We welcome debate and disagreement, but not abuse, trolling or thread derailment. We reserve the time-honoured right of blog owners and moderators to be arbitrary, capricious and autocratic in our wielding of the ban hammer. Gordon Rugg is a former timberyard worker, archaeologist and English lecturer who ended up in computer science via psychology. He’s the same Gordon Rugg who did the Voynich Manuscript work, and the books with Marian Petre about research. He’s co-inventor of the Search Visualizer.

Tucker and Talbert and the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new paper about the Voynich Manuscript. It’s  been published in HerbalGram, The Journal of the American Herbal Council, by Tucker & Talbert, and it’s been featured in New Scientist. It will probably also be featured … Continue reading

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When small words mean a lot: Transcripts, black boxes and evaluation

By Gordon Rugg You can get a fair amount of information out of what people tell you in interviews and questionnaires and focus groups. However, you can’t get at all the information in a person’s head using those methods. The … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Art Exhibition: Visualisations, women and epics

By Gordon Rugg I have an art exhibition opening next week in Keele University, which will feature some of the topics that we’ve blogged on here. The official opening is on the evening of Wednesday 9th October, starting at 6.00, with … Continue reading

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General update

By Gordon Rugg If you’re interested in my Voynich Manuscript work, I’ve published a series of new articles about it on the Hyde & Rugg blog site, going into the detail of how I think that the manuscript could have … Continue reading

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The Montemurro and Zanette Voynich paper: summary and update

By Gordon Rugg Researchers in various relevant disciplines have started writing about the M&Z paper. The responses I’ve seen so far vary from sceptical to scathing, as described below. I’m planning to hand over to the specialists from other fields, … Continue reading

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Blog updates about the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg I’ve posted a couple of new articles about the Voynich Manuscript on the Hyde and Rugg blog site. One is a detailed discussion of mistakes and misunderstandings in the Montemurro and Zanette article about the Voynich Manuscript: … Continue reading

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The Montemurro and Zanette paper on the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new article about the Voynich Manuscript, by Marcelo A. Montemurro & Damián H. Zanette, on PloS One: Keywords and co-occurrence patterns in the Voynich manuscript: an information-theoretic analysis. The article has some serious flaws. This … Continue reading

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