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Monday, November 14, 2011

This/Next Tuesday

Have you had a conversation like this?
"I'll see you next Tuesday"
"Do you mean the Tuesday coming up, or the one after that?"
"I mean the day after tomorrow"
"Oh, I see, you mean this Tuesday"

Different people use different criteria from when this becomes next. I was working on decoding of "fuzzy" dates with Wolfram Alpha and here's how it works it out.

Today is Monday 14 November 2011.

This TuesdayTuesday, November 15, 2011Next TuesdayTuesday, November 22, 2011
This WednesdayWednesday, November 16, 2011Next WednesdayTuesday, November 23, 2011
This ThursdayThursday, November 17, 2011Next ThursdayTuesday, November 17, 2011
This FridayFriday, November 18, 2011Next FridayTuesday, November 18, 2011
This SaturdaySaturday, November 19, 2011Next SaturdayTuesday, November 19, 2011
This SundaySunday, November 20, 2011Next SundayTuesday, November 20, 2011
If you want to talk to Wolfram Alpha, now you now how to talk about upcoming dates.

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