Canadian scientists using artificial intelligence has managed to translate the first line «of the Voynich Manuscript»
Scientists from Canada tried to decipher the Voynich manuscript is a medieval manuscript written in an unknown language, and artificial intelligence.
As told CTVNews one of the participants of the project, Greg Kondrak from the University of Alberta, allegedly managed to set the language of the written manuscript, and to translate his first sentence.
The algorithm used to determine the language of the manuscript, said Kondrak showed 97% accurate results when checking for Declaration of human rights, translated into 380 languages. The language of the Voynich manuscript using this algorithm was identified as Hebrew.
The author or authors of the manuscript, I think canadian researchers have used a cipher, where the letters in each word reversed, and vowels are omitted.
On the premise that the Voynich manuscript in Hebrew and it uses this code, scientists were able, as they suggest, to decode the first sentence of the manuscript. In their translation it looks like this: «She gave advice to the priest, the head of the house, and I and the people».
In the first part of the manuscript is, in their opinion, also there are the words: «farmer», «air», «light» and «fire» that suggests that this description of the manufacture of medicines using plant materials.
Kondrak, emphasized that artificial intelligence is not enough to fully decode. Full translation can be done only by the people, as it requires understanding the syntax and meaning of words.
The experts involved in the Voynich manuscript, I met his cool work, recognizes Kondrak. «I don’t think they are sympathetic to this kind of research. May be afraid that computers will replace them», — he said.
The Voynich manuscript is a medieval manuscript, named in honor of the Polish-Lithuanian bibliophile of Michael Wilfried Voynich, who acquired it in the early twentieth century. The manuscript consists of 240 pages, dates from the XV century. In the manuscript used is not found anywhere else in the alphabet.
Attempts to decipher the Voynich manuscript taken in 1912.
Yet none of them succeeded. It was put forward many versions, as the language of the manuscript (the assumption that the Hebrew has been made earlier) and used it the code. There is a theory that the Voynich manuscript is a hoax.