Language identification by statistical analysis.
Rau, Morton David
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An analysis was conducted of English and Spanish text. The statistical analysis determined the independent probability of letters and the joint probability of various letter combinations for large samples of each language. Various methods were tested in an attempt to utilize these characteristics to identify the language of a short sample text. By use of the joint probability of various vowel-consonant relationships and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Goodness of Fit Test an identification system was defined that provided a significance level of .0077 for a sample of 107 letters (approximately 21 words). Investigation also showed that the space rate or the interword structure in each language contains a measure of intelligence and was useful in identification
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