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CLT seminar: Taraka Rama - Explorations in using phoneme n-grams for automatic language classification

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In this talk, we present some explorations in using phoneme n-grams for the task of automatic language classification using Swadesh word lists. In recent years, historical linguistics has seen a huge amount of work in verifying hypotheses using computational methods. Some of the tasks which are addressed are estimation of language distance, the relation between the diversity of phonological inventory and the time depth of language families and spatial spread. We observe that there is a good correlation between the phonological diversity and spatial spread and time depth of a language family.

Date: 2011-03-03 10:15 - 12:00

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8

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