[seqfan] Re: Arabic Poetry Sequences

Brad Klee bradklee at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 16:42:45 CEST 2019

Hi Ali, Peter, and others,

Thanks for this interesting discussion--it's one of the more diverse
that I've read on sequence fanatics lately. I don't currently have a
vote, but if I did, it would go after Peter's. I am also in favour of
trying to figure out how to encode tala matrices as integer
sequences or integer tables.

It is no easy task to analyse cultural products, even slightly unnatural,
so referees and editors would need to take extra time to make sure the
content is correct.

Ali Sada's encoding must be consistent with other analyses, including
wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_prosody . If sufficient
agreement is not found, the submission would need to be rejected on
grounds of possible inconsistency.

I don't think the pro-western bias of OEIS is at all a secret, but
those involved in steering should be concerned if this exclusion
scheme is a desirable feature of the knowledge service.



On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:50 AM Peter Luschny <peter.luschny at gmail.com> wrote:
> For these three reasons, I think that the proposed sequences
> have their place in the OEIS. Provided they are accompanied
> by carefully selected references and their encoding is clearly
> explained. Which of course can happen on a blog page that will
> be linked to, as Giovanni suggests.
> Peter

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