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Analysis of the Voynich manuscript

Brazilian physicists used their own text analysis technique to study the Voynich manuscript, a mysterious book supposedly written in early 15th century in an unknown alphabet. The expectation is to help deciphering this text, one of the most enigmatic known.

Through advanced statistical tools, physicist Diego Amâncio, from the University of São Paulo at São Carlos, seeks to discover if the manuscript is a coherent text or just a random jumble of meaningless symbols, as some researchers defend. “I analyse the text without knowing the words, I am interested in the organization of the text”, he says.

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