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Merveille
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.
Merveille
2005-10-25, 08:48:05
@Alex

Ja, Du kannst die Schriftgrösse in Pauker einstellen. Wenn Du Karten hinzufügst, kannst Du oberhalb der Textfelder wo Du den Text eingibst, die Schrift, die Schriftgrösse, und die Farbe bestimmen.

Alternativ, falls Du die Wörter importierst, klicke auf den grossen Balken (Summary) ganz links, dort wo der Progress in Farbe angegeben wird. Alle Karten erscheinen nun als Zusammenfassung. Klicke nun auf die zwei T (TT), "set font". Dort kannst Du die Schriftart, grösse, etc. für alle Karten auf einmal setzen.
Merveille
2005-10-25, 08:54:36
@Arne

*Karten in Kapitel/Kategorien einsortieren, so dass sie leichter wiederauffindbar werden

=> Pauker hat schon eine Suchfunktion

*beim Einfügen der Karten eine Möglichkeit schaffen, auf die zuvor eingefügten Karten zurückzugehen

=> Wie genau stellst Du Dir das vor? Du kannst jederzeit das Hinzufügen unterbrechen und alle Karten anschauen. Siehe den Hinweis in meiner Antwort an Alex gleich zuvor.
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 :)

Brian
Alex
2005-10-25, 20:38:46
Wow, Danke für die schnelle Antwort. Das bei den Karten der Zeichensatz anders (größer) dargestellt werden kann hilft auf jeden Fall weiter.

Problematisch bleibt leider die Programmführung :( Da sind die Dialoge / verwendete Schriftsätze leider sehr klein, so das es sehr anstrengend mit dem Arbeiten ist.

Ansonsten: weiter so, ich hab bis jetzt nix besseres als dein Programm gefunden :)

Gruß
Alex
Axel
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...
einfach Großartig...
2005-11-13, 16:45:40
Danke für dasgroßartige Programm....

Weiter so...

Kai Regenstein
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,
Thanks
Axel
2005-11-14, 21:56:06
@Bairam Komaki

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

-> Download JRE 5.0 Update 5

Liebe Grüße!
Matthias
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 :-)

Cheers,
Matthias
Merveille
2005-11-15, 16:02:12
@Matthias
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.