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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Nada Aldarrab

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Title: Decipherment of Historical Manuscripts

    Jonathan May (chair)
    Aiichiro Nakano
    Aram Galstyan
    Shrikanth Narayanan
    Greg Ver-Steeg

    Libraries and archives are filled with enciphered documents from the early modern period. Example documents include encrypted letters, diplomatic correspondences, and books from secret societies. Decipherment of classical ciphers is an essential step to reveal the contents of those historical documents.
    This thesis addresses three historical decipherment problems: 1. Automatically transcribing historical documents. 2. Deciphering noisy ciphers and ciphers with an unknown plaintext language. 3. Parsing numerical ciphers. We show how machine translation techniques can be used to help in decipherment and vice versa.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99569732690?pwd=a0FoS3dmejI2My93cHhXT0laVjhBQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon


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