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Re: State machine hypothesis...

On 18 Aug 2001, at 11:34, Nick Pelling wrote:
> For example: build a set of tables for English that, given the last 
> character, predicts what the next character is (including space). Sort each 
> table by generally observed frequency count. For your plaintext, use the 
> index into these tables as the output stream (ie, emit the "rank" of the 
> symbol).
> This is polyalphabetic (we have 27 substitutions), state driven (we have 27 
> states), yet the output has a low entropy. No contradiction!

Does such a mechanism output a code which shares any other 
similarities to the vms text? (other than the alleged low entropy?).
Can you give an example?