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Here is a list of past presentations at ICCH. The most recent presentation is at the top. Click on each listing to reveal more information below, including the speaker, presentation description and to access recordings.

Note: Effort has been made to ensure that the information on each presentation is accurate and up-to-date. To suggest a correction please contact the ICCH webmaster Patrick Hayes at info@cryptologichistory.org.

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Constructing Recreational Cryptograms

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March 6, 2021 5:00 PM
Description:

While at least a million people worldwide solve cryptograms for fun, the vast majority of their supply is produced by only perhaps a few dozen puzzle editors—some of whom are robots. This mismatch between suppliers and consumers unfortunately supports the mass production of low-quality cryptograms. There's a wide chasm between what choosy solvers wish they could have and what publishers know they will accept as good enough. In this lecture, I’ll propose quality-control measures that conscientious cryptographers can implement to improve the satisfaction level of armchair cryptanalysts.

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March 6, 2021

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Speakers
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Archived Presentations

Here is a list of past presentations at ICCH. The most recent presentation is at the top. Click on each listing to reveal more information below, including the speaker, as well as the presentation date and description. Presentation recordings are available separately, in the ICCH File Drive.

To view upcoming ICCH presentations, click here.

Note: Effort has been made to ensure that the information on each presentation is accurate and up-to-date. To suggest a correction please contact the ICCH webmaster Patrick Hayes at info@cryptologichistory.org.

Presentation:

Constructing Recreational Cryptograms

Speaker(s):
Date & time (UTC/GMT):
March 6, 2021 5:00 PM
Description:

While at least a million people worldwide solve cryptograms for fun, the vast majority of their supply is produced by only perhaps a few dozen puzzle editors—some of whom are robots. This mismatch between suppliers and consumers unfortunately supports the mass production of low-quality cryptograms. There's a wide chasm between what choosy solvers wish they could have and what publishers know they will accept as good enough. In this lecture, I’ll propose quality-control measures that conscientious cryptographers can implement to improve the satisfaction level of armchair cryptanalysts.

Page last updated:

March 6, 2021

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