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Re: VMs: left & right word entropy

Hi Gabriel,

At 11:57 23/12/2003 +0000, Gabriel Landini wrote:
Reading back Akinori Ito's very interesting paper on left & right word
entropies (sorry I can't give a link as I re-discovered a pdf copy floating
in my hard drive) kept me thinking about the "directionality" of the vms

Here's Akinori Ito's Geocities page, with links to this paper (and two others):-

On the subject of the plume & contractions (etc)... I'm still wondering about the relationship between word-length in the VMs and word-length in abbreviating shorthands: perhaps that might well give word-length an artificial-looking (possibly even binomial) distribution?

The way I see it, any kind of many-to-one abbreviation system would alter the left and right entropies significantly. I'm not sure how we could test this, though... tricky. :-(

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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