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English Letter Frequency Counts: Mayzner Revisited or ETAOIN SRHLDCU norvig.com
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Introduction On December 17th 2012, I got a nice letter from Mark Mayzner, a retired 85-year-old researcher who studied the frequency of letter combinations in English words in the early 1960s. His 1965 publication has been cited in hundreds of articles. Mayzner describes his work: I culled a corpus of 20,000 words from a variety of sources, e. Continue Reading

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