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All through the 70s and 80s I spent many interesting hours hanging out in John Eulenberg’s Artificial Language Lab at Michigan State.  The lab did a lot of work on augmentative communication technology for limited mobility users and the observations I made there prompted the first inklings of my Learner program.  Early in that period I sat in on John’s course in mathematical linguistics, which featured Laws of Form among its readings(!), along with Wall, Chomsky, Jackendoff, and the Unified Science volume by Charles Morris that mentioned Peirce in a favorable light.  I learned Zipf’s Law relating the lengths of codes to their usage frequencies and named the earliest avatar of my Learner XyPh, alluding to Zipf and the Xylem and Phloem of its tree data structures.

To be continued …

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