Oh man, I'd be so totally down with helping you mine Kanji in Context. I'm actually not quite done with RTK and I'm busy finishing that and working full time, thus my time to help will be limited. However, I've started Kanji in Context a bit already and was planning to begin going full throttle with it in about 3 or 4 weeks.
Anyway, I'm sure I can save time overall by starting a bit early by helping you (and anyone else that wants to join in). I'll try my best to put in as much effort as I can despite my busy schedule!
how does this differ than our kanji odyssey project at iKnow? we already have up to 810 kanji (around several thousand sentences i believe) on it... i think doing yet another project would last a lot of time IMO
Ahibba what is about the deck?
That's a good question. The two series present information in slightly different ways. KIC's learning curve also seems higher. The grammar in KIC tends to be at a higher level than KO. KIC seems to have a more frequent use of "kanji priming" (those kanji which have not-yet been learned, but will be within the next few chapters) in sentences. People who are using KIC might prefer to use that series' sentences to take advantage of the author's methodology.
Does that deck contain sentences?
I'm looking for volunteers for this project.
Our first task is to get the current sentences in order. They need to be ordered into the appropriate 28 chapters. This is tedious work, but it's important.
I would be interested in doing book 2.
In the interest of speeding this project along, I've done the following:
(+) sentences 1-550 are now in order according their appearance in the workbook
(+) everything has been labeled with chapter and sentence number
(+) cleaned up Anki export formatting
Still to do:
(-) Chapters 1-29 need to be proofed
(-) work is ready to begin on Chapter 30
Simultaneous work on Workbook 2 would be fantastic.
I'll do 31-35 if that's ok.
KIC is great to fill the gap between KO2001 (which fufills perfectly the needs of 2Kyuu) and 1kyuu .
Nevertheless it must be pointed out that contrary to KO2001 the sentences seem less fit for SRS use . Way too long. It's still worth to mine it though .
Edited: 2009-06-19, 5:05 am
You're fast -- I see you've already started to add sentences. Go nuts, dude!
I'll finish up Chapter 30 and then do 36-40.
I didn't mean to intrude on your portion of the work, but I typed out Chapters 34 and 35 for my own studies and put them into the spreadsheet in order to save you some time. No sense in duplicating the amount of work. No hard feelings. If you'd like to pick up any future chapters, let me know. Right now Tzadeck is tentatively scheduled to do 41-45.
I think it'd be best to reserve smaller chapter chunks. Maybe only 1 or 2 chapters at a time. I don't know about other people, but it takes me about 30-45 minutes to type out one chapter's worth of sentences, and it's difficult to find that much free time in the day.
No problem, I hadn't started working on those yet anyway. You're studying quick now :p.
Edit: I've picked up from 46 on. I've added to a new sheet so I don't have to insert a lot of empty space in the main sheet.
For me it takes about 20-25 minutes per KIC chapter. I use OCR and then fix up any errors.
Edited: 2009-06-24, 1:29 am
Hmm I'm writing out the sentences as well but you're way ahead of me, so I don't see how I'd be able to contribute
One thing. I intend to finish RTK and both Genkis till September. Do you recommend this book? I did some research about it a few months ago, but forgot everything but it seemed good, because I remember I wanted to buy it. Is it a good investment?
In case anyone is interested, it's not a stretch to just use the Smart.FM Core 2k and 6k decks with the word lists from KIC. With Anki's outstanding search feature, it's easy to find sentences with the word in question now. Toss in the audio/sentences from Coscom's KO2001 CD and you have a nice corpus of sentences with audio.
Suspend all sentences (unless you already have studied them), search, unsuspend appropriate sentence(s). Way, way too easy. If a word happens to not be in your Corpus, a quick search on Goo or Yahoo.jp can bring up a good sample sentence which you can run through a TTS. Or just ignore the word.
I'm doing something similar as I come across new words during sentence mining. Basically, just because you have 6000 to 11000 sentences does not mean you have to go through them all in order, or even use them all.
I've added chapter 95, the first one of workbook 2. I'll try to do chapter 96 tomorrow, time permitting.