Friday, January 31, 2014

Less than Perfect

   I stumbled across a web site which offered to be my "personal grammar coach". Just what I needed! They allow you try the service (in a limited capacity) by pasting a section of text in the box. I copied a few FITK posts and received various "ratings" from 60 to 70 percent of what I assume to be "perfection".

   Just to make sure the service was legit, I pasted some excerpts of F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories. They did worse! I made one final test—with the final paragraph of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart. It got 82% and would have probably gotten 100% if it hadn't been discounted for its use of archaic language.

   It looks as if my writing has a ways to go.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Maybe you have a way to go, but at least you're better than F. Scott Fitzgerald :)

Blogger oroboros said...

It are gud werk you does, Prof. Keep on truckin'! :o)

Blogger Cellar Door said...

Your writing is fine. Computers just don't understand artistic genius. :)

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Thank you all, I may have to write another "novel" to repay all those kind words.

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