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

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Translation
Writing Systems

Media Body: 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
Issue Number: 22.4172
Date Posted: October 24, 2011