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A Computer-Aided Translation of the Cretan Hieroglyph Script

  title={A Computer-Aided Translation of the Cretan Hieroglyph Script},
  author={Peter Zsolt Revesz},
This paper presents a computer-aided translation of the Cretan Hieroglyph script. The sound values of Cretan Hieroglyph symbols are identified by matching the Cretan Hieroglyph symbols to Phaistos Disk symbols with already known sound values. The matching of pairs of symbols is checked by computer software that finds numerous matches between short Cretan Hieroglyph inscriptions and the Phaistos Disk text. As a result, several Cretan Hieroglyph inscriptions can now be deciphered with a high… 

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