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Neural Decipherment via Minimum-Cost Flow: from Ugaritic to Linear B

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Jul 01 2019 Nando de Freitas

Machine learning to automatically translate long-lost languages https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613899/machine-learning-has-been-used-to-automatically-translate-long-lost-languages/
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Jul 12 2019 Ben Sprecher

Holy shit, and of course. We now have the ultimate Rosetta Stone. NN for automatic decipherment of lost languages: - Ugaritic, +5.5% vs. SOTA. - the first automatic deciphering of Linear B (related to ancient Greek), correctly translates 67.3% https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.06718.pdf?utm_source=Machine+Learning+Yearning&utm_campaign=af9c19872d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_22_06_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd0078304d-af9c19872d-115473869
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Jul 03 2019 Peter Gainsford

So, this is making news: automated 'decipherment' of ancient languages, touting a 67.3% success rate with Linear B. Thing is, they're not deciphering languages. The project is much more limited: they take a SCRIPT and compare it to a known language. https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718 https://t.co/Mm1dHXAs5Q
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Sep 30 2019 Ancient History Encyclopedia

Linear B Script was the #writing system used by the Mycenaean civilization. Examples of this script have been recovered from late Minoan II contexts in Crete and Mycenaean IIIA-B contexts in mainland Greece. http://ancient.eu/Linear_B_Script/ #History https://t.co/KtHUdnwssb
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Jul 03 2019 Ben Cartlidge

We already have machines that can learn how to decipher Linear B. They're called "people". Some if not most of them work at things called "classics departments". Talk to them. They'll be able to translate any Linear B you're having issues with.
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Jul 05 2019 MIT Technology Review

Researchers have developed a machine-learning system capable of deciphering lost languages. https://trib.al/t7mlRYZ
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Jul 03 2019 Ben Cartlidge

Sob/lol/scream Tech people, PLEASE STOP DOING THIS.
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Jul 03 2019 Jens Notroff

Ah, the burden of bold headlines again (or subheadlines in this case) ... Important notes regarding recent tech news about the automated 'deciphering' of dead languages in this short thread (spoiler: it's only as good as the data basis accumulated by human research 🤷‍♂️).
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Jul 23 2019 Gordon Brander

🐳 this, but for whales. “We propose a novel neural approach for automatic decipherment of lost languages.” https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718
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Jul 23 2019 Hacker News

Deciphering Linear B with AI https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718
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Jul 13 2019 Simon de la Rouviere

Was waiting for this to happen! Machine learning to decipher patterns in lost languages. 😍 Imagine deciphering all this? At least pushing the needle? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undeciphered_writing_systems
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Jul 01 2019 Therfer

#Linguistics and #MachineLearning Work in https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718 https://trib.al/PuNI0hq
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Jul 03 2019 rogueclassicist

Thread 🔻🔻 https://twitter.com/PeterGainsford/status/1146224111535812610
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Jul 13 2019 Seth Largo

"In this paper we propose a novel neural approach for automatic decipherment of lost languages." Mode correctly translates Linear B cognates at 67%. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.06718.pdf?utm_source=Machine+Learning+Yearning&utm_campaign=af9c19872d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_22_06_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd0078304d-af9c19872d-115473869 h/t @dpinsen
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Jul 29 2019 IntuitionMachine

Really cool research using neural networks to decipher 'lost human languages': https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718 #deeplearning #ai
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Jul 02 2019 Poornima Farrar

Leveraging #unsupervised #machinelearning for deciphering lost languages: https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06718
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Jul 14 2019 space octopus

this is actually pretty cool, even if you don't know what it's about. trust me. it's cool.
0 replies, 1 likes


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