A probabilistic model of Ancient Egyptian writing
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This article offers a formalization of how signs form words in Ancient Egyptian writing, for either hieroglyphic or hieratic texts. The formalization is in terms of a sequence of sign functions, which concurrently produce a sequence of signs and a sequence of phonemes. By involving a class of probabilistic automata, we can define the most likely sequence of sign functions that relates a given sequence of signs to a given sequence of phonemes. Experiments with two texts are discussed.
Nederhof , M J & Rahman , F 2017 , ' A probabilistic model of Ancient Egyptian writing ' Journal of Language Modelling , vol. 5 , no. 1 , pp. 131-163 . DOI: 10.15398/jlm.v5i1.150
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