SEAMAN
Author: David Blake
GameFAQs alias: iamnothing
contact e-mail: db.gamefaqs@gmail.com
Platform: Sega Dreamcast
Version: 0.2

Copyright (c) 2000, David Blake
This Vocabulary Guide is for non-commercial purposes only. This guide may not 
be modified from it's original version or used for personal or corporate gain.
If you wish to modify or use this guide, please write to me at the contact
address at the top of this document.

If you want a full walkthrough, then check out Xevo's Seaman walkthrough at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/dreamcast/game/24507.html

That link also provides an excellent Response Guide.

The Seaman message board is located at:
http://cgi.gamefaqs.com/boards/gentopic.asp?board=24507

Come take a look around…

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

   Revision History
   Lexical Analysis
   Vocabulary List
   Contributor List

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REVISION HISTORY
   Version 0.1 - Started the list.
   Version 0.2 - Began the lexical analysis. Currently reading on ai and 
                 speech recognition technology.

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LEXICAL ANALYSIS

This was the main reason that I created this list, not as a be-all for the
Seaman world. I did it more to understand the underpinnings of how Seaman
registers information and parses it rather than how to make Seaman like you or
dislike you (you should be able to do that yourself after playing a little
while).

I think to exaluate the way that Seaman picks apart sentences, an elementary
fuzzy language and grammar primer are in order. I will be tabling out a 
possible tabular distinction for grammatical matching for quick and proper
responses.

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Dave's Introduction to Simplified Grammar

    English speakers often add unnecessary "noise" words to their speech. 
Things like "the" or "an" clutter up lexical analysis and are often the
words that will hinder your Seaman from understanding you. Of course, 
constructing sentences without noise words sometimes makes your Seaman 
reply strangely. Usually it doesn't.

The basics of English are:
    Subject --- Verb --- Object

But regardless of how we interpret word order, using a tabular formatting
system for all nouns (pronouns as a subset), verbs, and ad(jectives/adverbs),
we can see how easy it is to link any subject with an object, and why even
adult seamen can have difficulty picking apart your words if the verb can
work on the subject and the object at the same time.

We'll separate the tables into four sections: nouns, verbs, modifiers, and
garbage. Nouns and verbs are simple to understand. The modifiers are simply 
parts of speech that act on the nouns and verbs (ie. adverbs and adjectives).
Garbage words are the ones that can be removed from a sentence and still 
retain the meaning. These are dropped from the sentence when parsing.

Take a common Seaman sentence that you'd use: "Move the big rock." You can
break it up into its successive parts like:

+-------+------+----------+---------+
| NOUN  | VERB | MODIFIER | GARBAGE |---+
+-------+------+----------+---------+   |
| Rock  | Move | Big      | The     |   Drop Garbage and parse the rest
+-------+------+----------+---------+   to give an appropriate response.

Seaman himself doesn't seem to be able to make sentences of his own beyond a
fill-in-the-blank system supplied from information that you supply. Much like
nicknames or terms of endearment from them, these seem to be preprogrammed
actions.

It seems that by talking to Seaman, a vocabulary flag is set, so that he will
know the different things that you've told him in the past. There are some
special slots in accordance with the noun, verb, modifier, and garbage slots.
These include Seaman's name and your name, as well as a few sections that are
not included in Seaman's vocabulary that you truly teach it (ie. anything that
is not demarked with an exclamation point). There are very few of these 
special slots since most of the vocabulary is programmed in; Seaman just needs
to hear it a couple of times to match your utterances with the word.

I'm currently reading a couple of books on fuzzy logic and interpreted speech
patterns for work and this, so I'll post more as I understand it.

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VOCABULARY

Here is a basic vocabulary list that I've collected so far. Right now I've 
restarted the game because I ran out of food and had to restart. I'm not sure 
what the responses are since they are still thin their small gillman stage and 
only know a few choice words.

Some of the words may be conjugates of words in the Seaman vocabulary, but 
many of them aren't recognized without all of their parts (eg. Nine is 
recognized, as is Nails, but Inch is not unless used with Nine Inch Nails).

Also, it's not really wise to ask me what was going through my mind when 
generating this… Especially with Ricky Shroeder...

Anything marked with a * is genuinely questionable since mine can't talk well 
yet. I just demarked the words that they understood. I'll fill in HOW they
understand them as I figure it out.

The vocabulary list will be demarked as:
Word or Phrase (type of word)
2 Live Crew (noun)
A-Z (noun)
Acid (noun)
Act (verb)
Alec Guiness (noun)
Angel (noun)
Arabic (noun)
Ass (noun)
Austin Powers (noun)
Australia (noun)
Baby
Baldur's Gate
Backstreet Boys
Bible
Biotch
Blossom
Boss hogg
Braveheart
Bubbles
Buffy
Buttercup
Cambodia
Cameron Diaz
Captain Nemo
Cephalopod
Chinese
Christina Aguilera
CJayC
Cock
Cult
Daisy
David Bowie
Dead Kennedys | Good.
Demon
Dick
Die
Dog
Dr. Dre
Dracula
Dreamcast
Drink
Dukes of Hazzard
Dumbfuck
Dungeons and Dragons
Dwarf
Eat the dead one
Elf
Emu
English
Evangelon
Faggot
Father
Felatio
Final Fantasy
Fish
French
Fuck
Fuji
Gaia
GameFAQs
Ghost
Go
Goku
Goonies
Guiness
Gundam Wing
Happy
Hebrew
Hefewisen
Hill
Hitler
Holla
Hoi polloi
Hoop
Horny
House
House of Hoi Polloi
How?
Hungry (modifier)
Id Software
Islam
Ja Mapel Chapeau
Japanese
Jerky
Jesus Christ
John Carmack
Johnny Bravo
Kanji
Katakana
Keeanu Reeves
Koala
Koran
Kraut
Laugh
Lee Lee Sobieski
Lego
Leonard Nimoy
Marijuana
Marylin Manson
Meanie
Meet the Feebles
Microsoft
Mike Myers
Mode
Mogwai
More
Movie
N*Sync
Nautilus
Nazi
Nietze
Nigger
Nine Inch Nails
Nintendo
No
Nookie
Nothing
N.W.A.
Obi Wan Kenobi
Op Gase 'en
Parappa
Pedophile
Pig
Pikachu
Play (verb)
Pokemon
Pole
* Pol Pot
Porno
Pot
Powerman 5000
Powerpuff Girls
Que?
Quesadea
Ranma
Reboot
Resident Evil
Ricky Shroeder
Rock
Root Beer
Rumpelstiltskin
Sad
Sayonara
Sailor Moon
seaman
Search
Shit
Sigmund Freud
Silver Spoons
Singapore
Slim Shady
Sluggy
Sluggy Freelance
Smile
SNK
Soialite
Sociology
Speak
Spick
Spock
Squaresoft
Star Wars
Straight out of Compton
Swedish
Talmud
Tampoco
Tell Me
Terminator
Tiamat
Tiger
Time
Titanic
Tom Hanks
Tough Love
Transvestite
Ultima
Vodka
Wally
Warhammer
Washington
Weisenstein
West
What?
When?
Whiskey
Who?
Wolf
Xenogais
xenophobe
Yes
Yookoso
You
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CONTRIBUTOR LIST

   iamnothing, LunarSSS17, eltharion, Ken Gagne, adnans, mascreename123, 
   DaRock3483, DJ Gambit, Diego Campano, XojiijoX, nomadd515, CornholeMcNagle,
   Blacnmild2001