Morse code has been in use for more than 180 years, even though its currently known form is slightly different than the form defined by Morse and Vail. The code book constructed by Vail was optimized according to the statistical properties of English. In this study, we propose a new code book optimized for Turkish and demonstrate that it is information-theoretically possible to achieve about a 10% improvement throughout the coding of Turkish texts by means of our proposal. The outcomes of this might serve as a basis for potential (academic and/or applied) Turkish language-specific lossless data compression studies.
Information theory, source encoding, Morse code, language statistics, data compression
ÇİÇEK, EMRAH and YILMAZ, ASIM EGEMEN
"A new Morse code scheme optimized according to the statistical properties of Turkish,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 21:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol21/iss3/14