An Application of Software Engineering for Investigating the Language of Phaistos Disk

@inproceedings{Chorozoglou2017AnAO,
  title={An Application of Software Engineering for Investigating the Language of Phaistos Disk},
  author={G. Chorozoglou and N. Koukis and E. Papakitsos},
  year={2017}
}
The Disk of Phaistos is a thirty-seven centuries old artifact, made of clay, which was discovered in 1908 at the Minoan palace of Phaistos (Crete). On its two sides, it bears the oldest known imprinted text of unknown content. The decipherment of this text is over a century-old unsolvable riddle, despite the various attempts for this purpose. Many of these attempts claim that the underlying language is a dialect of early Greek, yet each interpretation is different from any other. The purpose of… Expand
1 Citations
Designing a Software Application for the Multilingual Processing of the Linear A Script
TLDR
This presentation describes the design of a software application that will assist linguists and archaeologists in processing the available corpora and inscriptions of Linear A, with the purpose of determining the one or more underlying languages of the script. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 89 REFERENCES
The Phaistos Disk
N THE fifty years since the discovery of the Phaistos disk by Pernier, numerous interpretations and even decipherments have been advanced by a varied assortment of scholars. Not one of these,Expand
A Comparative Linguistic Study about the Sumerian Influence on the Creation of the Aegean Scripts
The Aegean scripts comprise five scripts, among them Linear-A, Linear-B and Cretan Hieroglyphic, that are encountered in the Aegean Sea area during the 2nd millennium BC. The Linear-B script conveysExpand
A STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE PHAISTOS DISC
My aim here is to show that statistical tests may be brought to bear on the investigation of the script and language of the Phaistos Disc. They strongly suggest that some basic questions have alreadyExpand
Linguistic Motifs
  • R. Köhler
  • Computer Science
  • Sequences in Language and Text
  • 2015
TLDR
The present volume gives an overview of alternative methods which can be applied if the sequential structure of linguistic expressions, in general texts, are in the focus of an investigation and introduces a recently presented new unit. Expand
The Danube Script and Other Ancient Writing Systems : A Typology of Distinctive Features
ness and stylization of sign forms In any of the ancient writing systems, a tendency toward the stylization of sign forms can be observed. This tendency toward stylization may be explained by a needExpand
Through Basque to Minoan : Transliterations and Translations of the Minoan Tablets
IN this book the experiment is tried of assigning modern Basque values to the Minoan characters on bronze age tablets from Crete. As Mr. Gordon says (p. 1), “such a method must obviously begin asExpand
A Statistical Model for Lost Language Decipherment
TLDR
A method for the automatic decipherment of lost languages by employing a non-parametric Bayesian framework to simultaneously capture both low-level character mappings and high-level morphemic correspondences. Expand
The cretan middle bronze age ‘Minoan Kernos’ was designed to predict a total solar eclipse and to facilitate a magnetic compass
Archaeometry is the application of scientific techniques used to analyze archaeological materials. The Cretan Bronze Age Minoan Kernos, has hitherto, been regarded as a gaming board or for religiousExpand
Unsupervised Analysis for Decipherment Problems
TLDR
Techniques for understanding errors and significantly increasing performance in natural language decipherment problems using unsupervised learning are described. Expand
Language in Its Cultural Embedding: Explorations in the Relativity of Signs and Sign Systems
Author(s): Greg Urban Reviewed work(s): Language in Its Cultural Embedding: Explorations in the Relativity of Signs and Sign Systems by Harald Haarmann Source: American Anthropologist, New Series,Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...