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"Using AI to Uncover Ancient Mysteries" - U of Alberta & The Voynich Manuscript

"Using AI to Uncover Ancient Mysteries" - U of Alberta & The Voynich Manuscript

This University of Alberta article (25 Jan 2018) by Jennifer Pascoe explores how modern scientific methods help to decipher an ancient manuscript. Read the full article online: Using AI To Uncover Ancient Mysteries

Two Canadian computer scientists, Greg Kondrak and his graduate student Bradley Hauer, published a study in the journal Transactions of the Association of Computational Linguistics about their efforts to decode the mysterious 600 year-old Voynich Manuscript.

The scientists from the University of Alberta used an algorithm to try to decode parts of the Voynich Manuscript. They approached the text armed with a computer program of their own design, and the algorithm found that 80 percent of the encoded words appeared to be written in Hebrew. With the help of Google Translate, they determined the first sentence read: "She made recommendations to the priest, man of the house and me and people." The researchers say they've determined the language and coding scheme of the text. The next step is to find a scholar well-versed in Hebrew and alphagrams, and then apply this code-breaking technique to other ancient manuscripts.

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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.