Category Archives: About SV

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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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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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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Genesis update

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new article by David Musgrave and myself about textual analysis of ancient texts here: http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/rug378029.shtml It’s an expanded version of our previous articles on the topic, including our presentation at the ASOR2012 conference.

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The Voynich Manuscript: Why should anybody care?

By Gordon Rugg It’s a valid question. Why should anyone care about an undeciphered hand-written manuscript that almost certainly contains nothing more interesting than mediaeval recipes? There are various answers. One is simple curiosity. Another is the challenge: millions of … Continue reading

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Using Search Visualizer for your own searches, plus some background story

We’ve put soft copies of several books of the Bible, plus several Shakespeare plays, and some archival material from the American Civil War, onto the SV site. They’re useful for learning how to use Search Visualizer to search for information … Continue reading

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Dealing with large data sets: When a picture is worth 600,000 words

Sometimes a problem that’s difficult to solve in one format is very easy to solve in another format. That’s the core concept behind the Search Visualizer. Finding the key points in large quantities of text is very difficult when you’re … Continue reading

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