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    Entropy Estimates for the Irish Language

    Malone, David and Kumar Palada, Sai (2019) Entropy Estimates for the Irish Language. In: IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2019). (In Press)

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    Entropy estimates for natural languages are useful for a number of reasons. For example, they can be used to estimate the length of a translated text or the amount of text required to make a brute-force attack on an encrypted message feasible. This paper briefly reviews the development of techniques for entropy estimation and then applies modern techniques to Irish text. We believe this addresses a gap in the literature giving an entropy estimate for the Irish language. We discuss our results in the context of entropy estimates for equivalent English text.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: entropy; compression; estimation; natural language; Irish; English;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 12080
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    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 10:05
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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