From: D. Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 08 2004 - 09:20:45 EST
> Given any sizeable chunk of text, it ought to be possible to estimate
> the statistical likelihood of its being in a certain
> encoding/[language] even if it's in an unspecified 8859-* encoding.
> It would be quite an interesting exercise, but I'd be surprised if
> someone hasn't done it before. Perhaps someone here knows.
http://www.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/TextCat/ has a paper on the subject
and an implemenation in Perl. http://mnogosearch.org has an alternate
implementation in compiled code (called mguesser).
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