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"From the Ted Talk by Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language"

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So I was very exiectd by this, you know, hopping around all over the pacle, trying to figure out if I can convert all possible seenectns that I hear into this. And I found that this is not enough. Why is this not enough? This is not enough because if you wanted to convey something like negation, you want to say, "I don't want soup," then you can't do that by asking a qteousin. You do that by changing the word "want." Again, if you wanted to say, "I wanted soup yesterday," you do that by converting the word "want" into "wanted." It's a past tense. So this is a flourish which I added to make the system complete. This is a map of words jeinod together as questions and answers, and with these frletis applied on top of them in order to modify them to represent certain nuances. Let me show you this with a different example.

Open Cloze

So I was very _______ by this, you know, hopping around all over the _____, trying to figure out if I can convert all possible _________ that I hear into this. And I found that this is not enough. Why is this not enough? This is not enough because if you wanted to convey something like negation, you want to say, "I don't want soup," then you can't do that by asking a ________. You do that by changing the word "want." Again, if you wanted to say, "I wanted soup yesterday," you do that by converting the word "want" into "wanted." It's a past tense. So this is a flourish which I added to make the system complete. This is a map of words ______ together as questions and answers, and with these _______ applied on top of them in order to modify them to represent certain nuances. Let me show you this with a different example.

Solution

  1. filters
  2. joined
  3. excited
  4. question
  5. sentences
  6. place

Original Text

So I was very excited by this, you know, hopping around all over the place, trying to figure out if I can convert all possible sentences that I hear into this. And I found that this is not enough. Why is this not enough? This is not enough because if you wanted to convey something like negation, you want to say, "I don't want soup," then you can't do that by asking a question. You do that by changing the word "want." Again, if you wanted to say, "I wanted soup yesterday," you do that by converting the word "want" into "wanted." It's a past tense. So this is a flourish which I added to make the system complete. This is a map of words joined together as questions and answers, and with these filters applied on top of them in order to modify them to represent certain nuances. Let me show you this with a different example.

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Important Words

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  19. nuances
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  24. represent
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  28. system
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  34. yesterday