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    Vocabulary Guide by iamnothing

    Version: 0.2 | Updated: 07/17/07 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    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
    
    

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