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Re: The Appendices of The Lord of the Rings
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onthetrail wrote:
Hi Stu and Trotter,

With regard to finding errors in the Appendices, I do not feel that using computers will help with this other than to log the errors. If we had exact reproductions for each page it would cut down reading time but any software that finds errors and differences in text is filled with pitfalls in its self.


I'd still think it is useful as a base-point for identifying differences that can then be explored further. In Software Development we regularly use these kinds of tools understand what has changed between source-code versions, often across multiple files and documents. They aren't a substitute for the human eye/brain, and an understanding of the content/context, but they definitely do help identify differences that the brain will simply skip over otherwise (single character changes are really hard to identify). Humans are notoriously bad at making these kinds of comparisons.

Posted on: 2015/12/31 15:31


Re: The Appendices of The Lord of the Rings
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This feels like a problem best addressed using computers. Not sure how well OCR would handle some of the accented characters, but it would allow for matching of large swathes of the text to find differences.

Posted on: 2015/12/30 15:47


Re: 2008 HarperCollins UK Paperbacks
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Ferder wrote:
That's it! Thanks, Stu. I just saw this now and the posting expired yesterday. Doesn't look like it was sold though so hopefully they'll want to repost. Then I'll just have to figure out the payment and shipment plan to ship it out from NZ.


If you need help getting it, I am in NZ (and have a TradeMe account) and can purchase it and forward on via the cheapest method. Just send me a PM.

Posted on: 2015/12/27 17:03


Re: 2008 HarperCollins UK Paperbacks
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Is this the one you are looking for?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/1002472174

Posted on: 2015/12/26 1:53


Re: 2008 HarperCollins UK Paperbacks
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Trotter wrote:
Very Sorry, but I do not think you can find this item.

The only way to get this, is if the seller gives a photo of the cover of the book that they are selling, so try that on ebay?


It will pot luck finding a copy, I think. So many sellers of cheaper items just use stock photos that finding books like this is nigh-on impossible.

Posted on: 2015/12/23 13:59



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