Heuristics in Lesson 2.2


#1

My heuristic:

  1. I looked for patterns, and compressed phrases that repeated. This might include patterns from items I added to the dictionary.
    My compression rate was 35.9%

There is a tipping point to the text compression. If you put every word in the dictionary, the compression rate is not as high. I might ask students what characteristics made a heuristic work well, and what characteristics made the heuristic ineffective.