Re: astrology program...

Ron Kean (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 14:21:22 -0400

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 14:43:32 +0200 Gabriele Betti <> writes:
> Hi,
> I'd like to know if it would be possible to set up a software able
> to
> correlate draws, ideograms(?) (japanese alphabet) signs and else
> with
> constellations or else in the sky?

Software exists to recognize characters (it usually comes free with scanners), but that is only for specific characters. If you want software which more generally looks for similarities between patterns, or which classifies patterns, then that sounds a lot like the software the FBI is developing for classification and identification of fingerprints.

But if you are just trying to look for similarities between ideographic characters and constellations and other symbols from various cultures, it would probably be more fun, and more effective, to just look for similarities yourself by eye. The chances are that the best pattern recognition programs are no better at discerning patterns than what a careful human can do. The programs would be much faster for large volumes of work such as processing mail, but you probably have a much more manageable number of patterns to compare.

> ...
> Anyone knows a good source to start studying astrology and related?
> Gabriele

Astrology is most likely not a scientifically valid way understanding nature. But it might be interesting to study as part of a comparison of cultures. I would think there would be a lot of information on the internet. seems to be a good search engine.

Ron Kean



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