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Palada, SCK;Malone, D
2019 30TH IRISH SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (ISSC)
Entropy Estimates for the Irish Language
2019
January
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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.
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