RE: Measuring a writing system "economy"/"accuracy"

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 11:23:03 CDT

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    > From: []
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    > Of John D. Burger

    > One measure of this semantic efficiency might be the self-entropy

    As entropy is a property of a system, the expression "self-entropy" is
    not semantically interpretable; it makes no more sense than to refer to
    "self-momentum", "self-colour", "self-size", etc. Substituting
    "self-randomness" does not make any improvement.

    Peter Constable

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