Seminar in Computational Linguistics

  • Date: –14:30
  • Location: Engelska parken 9-3042
  • Lecturer: Beáta Megyesi
  • Contact person: Miryam de Lhoneux
  • Seminarium

Decryption of Historical Manuscripts: The DECRYPT project


Thousands of historical encrypted manuscripts, so called ciphers, are stored in libraries. The bulk of these historical manuscripts will remain undeciphered unless we can automate – in part or in full – the processes involved in decoding them. In this talk, I will describe the DECRYPT project aiming to develop resources and computer-aided tools for (semi-)automatic decoding of ciphers by cross-disciplinary research involving computational linguistics, cryptology, history, linguistics and philology.

The DECRYPT project: Decryption of Historical Manuscripts is financed by the Swedish Research Council grant 2018-06074, 2019-2024.