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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence has deciphered the first sentence of the mysterious Voynich manuscript

Using a special algorithm, the researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada have deciphered the beginning of the Voynich manuscript, and found out what language it was written. As we found out with the help of artificial intelligence, carefully encrypted inscriptions in Hebrew.

the Voynich manuscript. Photo: blogspot.com

The Voynich manuscript, is an illustrated Codex written presumably in the first half of the XV century by an unknown author with an unknown alphabet. The text is definitely written from left to right, with a slightly “ragged” right margin. Long sections are divided into paragraphs, sometimes with the mark of the beginning of a paragraph to left field. In the manuscript there is the usual punctuation.

Some specialists are inclined to believe that the manuscript is a forgery, others that it is a meaningless set of characters, but most scientists tend to believe that decoding it should be possible. Among the supporters of this position, there is no consensus on how the document is written in an artificial language, or simply encrypted. From the moment when the manuscript was discovered, many scientists from different countries expressed different assumptions about how to understand its contents. For example, relatively recently, scientists from the Institute of applied mathematics named after M. V. Keldysh of RAS suggested that the mysterious manuscript is written in two mixed languages with the exception of vowels. However, to decipher the manuscript so far nobody has been able and generally clear could only illustration.

In the new work, scientists have created an algorithm that was able to determine the text of the universal Declaration of human rights with an accuracy of 97 percent (this document has been translated into 380 languages. How to define artificial intelligence, the Voynich manuscript is written in Hebrew.

According to experts, the first phrase is translated as follows: “She gave advice to the priest, the master of the house, and me, and the people.” The researchers also found in the book of the word “peasant”, “air” and “fire” and “light.”

By the way, if canadian researchers are right, the above assumption Russian mathematicians turned out to be partly true — in the manuscript is really missing vowels. Consonants has been mixed.

So far, experts have not published in peer-reviewed journals scientific papers on the results.

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