Content mining isn’t easy but it can be done by experts and this post will give another indication of the power. Here are two small chunks of English; each of them has something hidden which a natural language engine might, if properly constructed, bring to light in milliseconds. Do not look them up on Google as it will reveal the secret. Here’s the first; it’s slightly shortened:
In an age of imitation, I can claim no special merit for this slight attempt at doing what is known to be so easy.
The following is accidental, but it has become a classic
Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight
And this is a special Friday for it bears upon the subject. When you feel you’ve solved the problem try to answer in the spirit of the way the joke was written.