October 26, 2011
Translation and cryptography are made to rhyme
In an oft-cited letter in 1947 to the mathematician Norbert Weiner, he wrote: “One naturally wonders if the problem of translation could conceivably be treated as a problem in cryptography. When I look at an article in Russian, I say: ‘This is really written in English, but it has been coded in some strange symbols. I will now proceed to decode.’ ”
Related: Reading the article through, it looks as though nobody has let the New York Times know the Voynich Manuscript may already have been decoded.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 26, 2011 08:28 AM