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Re: VMs: Worry - information loss in transcription - pictures ...
> Rene Zandbergen wrote:
> > > And isn't it strange how <o> and <y> are so common,
> > > yet so very rarely
> > > occur beside each other? Glyph transcription + ee +
> > > oy + yo ==> (oy = 0.07%
> > > and yo = 0.05%).
> > This is precisely the origin of the low pair
> > entropy.
> I don't follow this, Rene. Could you explain?
Gabriel Landini wrote:
> The distribution of duplets is very skewed, so some duplets are very common
> while others are very rare (that is why it is said that the structure of
> words is so rigid, Stolfi's word structure and so on).
> Once you know 1 character, you can guess the next one with more success than
> if they were all equally probable.
OK. Why then are <o> and <y> rarely adjacent? Is it
<o> often begins words and <y> often ends them?
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