Letter counting: a stem cell for Cryptology, Quantitative Linguistics, and Statistics

  title={Letter counting: a stem cell for Cryptology, Quantitative Linguistics, and Statistics},
  author={Bernard Ycart},
  • B. Ycart
  • Published 29 November 2012
  • Linguistics
  • ArXiv
Counting letters in written texts is a very ancient practice. It has accompanied the development of Cryptology, Quantitative Linguistics, and Statistics. In Cryptology, counting frequencies of the different characters in an encrypted message is the basis of the so called frequency analysis method. In Quantitative Linguistics, the proportion of vowels to consonants in different languages was studied long before authorship attribution. In Statistics, the alternation vowel-consonants was the only… 

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