[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: VMs: left & right word entropy
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
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.....
To unsubscribe, send mail to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxx with a body saying: