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Mon Oct 24 2011

Media: 18th-century Copiale Cipher solved by statistical algorithm

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Message 1: 18th-century Copiale Cipher solved by statistical algorithm
Date: 24-Oct-2011
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: 18th-century Copiale Cipher solved by statistical algorithm
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A team of Swedish and American linguists use translation techniques similar to
the statistical algorithm used in Google Translate to crack the heretofore
undeciphered 18th-century Copiale Cipher. The Voynich Manuscript remains
impregnable.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25code.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Translation
                            Writing Systems


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