Paper: Decipherment

ACL ID P13-5003
Title Decipherment
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Tutorial Abstracts
Year 2013

The first natural language processing sys- tems had a straightforward goal: deci- pher coded messages sent by the en- emy. This tutorial explores connections between early decipherment research and today?s NLP work. We cover classic mili- tary and diplomatic ciphers, automatic de- cipherment algorithms, unsolved ciphers, language translation as decipherment, and analyzing ancient writing as decipher- ment.