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Word2Num (Posted on 2005-07-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
WORD2NUM means:
Any method or procedure that converts any word or group of letters into a unique integer.
Given the method and the integer, one can figure out the word. Not all integers correspond to a word.
A specific procedure might work only with a specific alphabet, but with slight modification could be made to work with another alphabet.

To decipher this message, you need to figure out what WORD2NUM procedure I used.

First here is a partial "Rosetta Stone".
ALL = 13737
YOUR = 1618515
ARE = 13946
BELONG = 689654284
TO = 1068
US = 1108
WHAT = 1515413
YOU = 44958
SAY = 36682
MAIN = 1040063
SCREEN = 1714486703
TURN = 1392899
ON = 887

Here is the ciphertext:
831805 21303239 48023009 48023009 1235714990931 17741 16438 48023009 23842631010 48023009 370 1086220895 52925280 17741 13993 891 926381 1008910850 13737 1618515 527198 13946 689654284 1068 1108 38112134

See The Solution Submitted by Larry    
Rating: 4.0000 (3 votes)

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Solution re: Procedure still eludes... (hint) | Comment 6 of 8 |
(In reply to Procedure still eludes... (hint) by Larry)

Encoding: add nine to the position in the alphabet (thus A becomes 10, etc.) and consider it a digit in base-36. Convert to decimal.

Decoding: convert to base-36 and treat the digits as enhanced-by-nine positions in the alphabet.

The enhancement by 9 is probably to allow real base-10 digits to be represented by themselves.


  Posted by Charlie on 2005-07-16 18:09:07
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