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Re: John Chadwick (Linear B) of corpus size. Comments invited.
On 12 May 00, at 8:35, andras@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> The 0th step of the analysis is to arrange the symbols in frequency
I think that your example may apply once you know the character set
(I am not sure that I follow the analysis correctly, though).
The problem seems to be (in Jacques example) to "get" the
characters right to then get the minimum corpus size for decoding.
I.e. an NN* case in Stolfi's classification.
The questions may be rephrased as:
1. How much can one dissect the unknown script to make sure that
one is dealing with a character?
and then comes:
2. Given that dissected set, does Chadwick's law apply?
I have the feeling that Jacques example was questioning of 2 when
you do not know 1.