Statistical Methods for the Study of Undeciphered Lanquages

Ronojoy Adhikari

May 15, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 250 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466566132 - CAT# K16136


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  • Studies undeciphered scripts using mathematical and computer tools
  • Presents a broad historical survey of the field as well as a thorough bibliography, providing material related to script decipherment in one easily accessible source
  • Offers computer programs for all the algorithms, allowing researchers to use the algorithms in their own work


This book presents an overview of the state of the art in the application of unsupervised algorithms to the study of undeciphered scripts. It shows how these algorithms can be applied to the Indus script, which is a major undeciphered script of the ancient world. The author explains how modern pattern recognition and search techniques implemented on the digital computer can considerably reduce human effort in uncovering patterns and syntax in undeciphered scripts. These can then form the basis on which semantic information and decipherment can be obtained.


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