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Some had dismissed the unknown script in a mysterious 15th-century illustrated text as gibberish, but statistical analysis indicates it could be a cipher

A mysterious and beautiful 15th-century text that some researchers have recently deemed to be gibberish may not be a hoax after all. A new study suggests the text shares quantifiable features with genuine language, and so may contain a coded message.

That verdict emerges from a statistical technique that puts a figure on the information content of elements in a text or code, even if their meaning is unknown. The technique could also be used to determine whether there is meaning in genomes, possible messages from aliens or even the signals between neurons in the brain...

 


Via Sakis Koukouvis, Alcofribas