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lowfatcomputing  ·  1234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Utopian for Beginners

The main (and valid) criticism of Ithkuil I have seen is that a language without redundancy is not noise tolerant -- that is it would be common to be pretty far off in your interpretation in say, a noisy night-club.

Fortunately it seems error correction and compression need not be at odds with one another. See this short paper on Error Correcting Compressing Codes: http://www.lowfatcomputing.org/bin/eccc.pdf

I've been looking into how this could be applied to human spoken and written language. I'm also looking out to see if someone has come up with the fully optimal ECCC.




beezneez  ·  1221 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was just about to post this. I'd love to see what you're working on - linguistics/software background.

caeli  ·  1234 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is such an interesting thing to think about, especially w.r.t information density theories etc. When I have time to read & think about this more let's talk! Commenting now to remember :).