Latvian language as a code in different communication channels

Linda Bajarune, Andris Ozols


This paper is dedicated to analyze of Latvian language as a code in such literary communication channels like press, poet, prose, legal literature. Calculations for zero-order, first-order, second-order and third-order Shannon entropy have been made and also corresponding values of redundancy and compression coefficients have been determined. All the calculations are done with a self-made computer program. Different communication channels of Latvian language are compared mutually and also Latvian language is compared with English and Russian as codes.


compression coefficient; Latvian language; redundancy; Shannon entropy

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