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2005-10-25, 08:43:02
Great application. I was thinking of a way to improve Pauker: include a calibration function. Basically, currently the times in Pauker are rather arbitrary (probably based on the authors' experience). What about including a function to find out one's individual memory spans?

It could be done as follows. First of all, create random pairs of numbers and letters, such as [[12,GH][78,PP][01,LW]...]. Then show the user one of them, and check if remembered. Then show two, and see if they were retained, then 3, etc. This way you can establish the memory span of an individual (once the individual fails to recall the items), rather than guessing it.

Maybe you could do the procedure twice in order to get an average. I know it is still an approximation of the real memory span, but I reckon it is better than the current one.

Such a calibrating only needs to be done once. Maybe this can be implemented as an extra application to keep Pauker small and neat.
2005-10-25, 08:48:05
2005-10-25, 08:54:36
Brian Bonner
2005-10-25, 14:15:57
Someone else mentioned adding images. I think that would be helpful too--it would be applicable for smaller children.

I'd also like to add Audio support--I'm thinking spelling tests. :)

Luckily, I do program in Java. I may try to take a whack at these.

Nice work :)

2005-10-25, 20:38:46
2005-11-11, 22:19:54
Hi, after the downtime of this guestbook cause of the Sourceforges SQl4-Transition I finally managed to bring it online again, with all its former glory retained.

Thanks Sourceforge for providing me a dump of the old database after the deactivation of the old service, 'cause I was busy, when we were supposed to make the transition...

2005-11-13, 16:45:40
Bairam Komaki
2005-11-14, 20:59:48
Dear Sirs/Madams
I have used Window System,I want use your flash card,but I could not use it due not have java .please guide me to learn German better,
2005-11-14, 21:56:06
2005-11-15, 14:48:58
Hi Axel!

Thanks for your nice program!

I see, that it's quite impossible to work with large card sets, just like the 'ding'-dictionary file (>130000 entries, see http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/Local/urz/ding/de-en/de-en.txt).

It has to be started with more memory (-Xmx350M), needs a lot of time loading them (>>10mins) and it doesn't shuffle the cards in the first learning.

I thought I could save some time and avoid typing vocabulary lists :-)

2005-11-15, 16:02:12
You might have hit the limits of Pauker :) On the other hand, 130,000 entries does not seem that reasonable, given that in everyday cases, we use about 7,500 words... Or, if you learn 100 new words a day, it still takes you 1,300 days, or 3.6 years (assuming you don't forget anything)...

You might want to do the following: find a list of the 10,000 most frequently used words, and then write a script to delete all the lines in your large (130,000) file which do not occur in the 10,000. I have no idea how Pauker copes with such a file, but I'm sure you'll let us know...

Also note that entering words is beneficial to your learning, and you'll remember words you have written yourself better.