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Final Project

The final project is to decipher something. The script may have been deciphered before but you can do it using a computational decipherment. Or the script may be undeciphered. The project can also be on the application of decipherment techniques to NLP tasks such as machine translation.

Undeciphered scripts

  • Proto Elamite
  • Linear A
  • Voynich ms.

Deciphered or well-known scripts

  • Linear B
  • Mayan hieroglyphics
  • Egyptian hieroglyphics or demotic script
  • Chinese script into pinyin
  • Urdu script into Devanagiri

More information about deciphered scripts

Applications of decipherment

  • Adversarial text into plain text
  • Decipherment for pivoting from low resource to high resource languages in SMT