Over a year ago a friend sent me a link on Facebook, knowing that I was a "programming linguist" he figured rightly that I would be interested. Since then the comments have grown to include many interesting windows into the publics understanding of linguistics and machine learning... which I shall paste here for preservation and perennial viewing pleasure.
eldavojohn writes"Ugaritic has been deciphered by an unaided computer program that relied only on four basic assumptions present in many languages. The paper (PDF) may aid researchers in deciphering eight undecipherable languages (Ugaritic has already been deciphered and proved their system worked) as well as increase the number of languages automated translation sites offer. The researchers claim 'orders of magnitude' speedups in deciphering languages with their new system."
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