back-translation and round-tripping

Bowerbird at Bowerbird at
Tue Oct 17 20:28:05 EDT 2006

i'll be doing some experiments myself,
but i thought i'd ask here first about
back-translation and round-tripping
with markdown and its xhtml output.

the object is to take markdown output,
reduce it back to a markdown text-file,
then regenerate the output again and
compare it with the "original" output,
repeating if necessary until there exists
a pair of files that give perfect agreement.

has anyone done such experiments already?

is aaron's back-translation tool the best one?


anyone know if/when/where it has problems?

thanks in advance...


p.s. anyone here have reaction to the
analysis of markdown from ivan kristic
for the one-laptop-per-child project?

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