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December 10, 2007


Well, I'm not familiar with the book, but surely as the length and complexity of the message grows, the number of comprehensible outputs will dwindle? - although we may need some additional assumptions here (the sender intends the message as a whole to convey a single message rather than a number of short ones, speaks standard English, doesn't make spelling errors, etc.).

Also, with a longer code, one could use the statistical distributions of letters in English to guide the search, reducing the complexity even if the search space is larger . . .

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