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Time Map Phonology

Finite State Models and Event Logics in Speech Recognition

Carson-Berndsen, J.

1998, XII, 248 p.

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  • About this book

This book is a revised version of my doctoral thesis which was submitted in April 1993. The main extension is a chapter on evaluation of the system de­ scribed in Chapter 8 as this is clearly an issue which was not treated in the original version. This required the collection of data, the development of a concept for diagnostic evaluation of linguistic word recognition systems and, of course, the actual evaluation of the system itself. The revisions made primarily concern the presentation of the latest version of the SILPA system described in an additional Subsection 8. 3, the development environment for SILPA in Sec­ tion 8. 4, the diagnostic evaluation of the system as an additional Chapter 9. Some updates are included in the discussion of phonology and computation in Chapter 2 and finite state techniques in computational phonology in Chapter 3. The thesis was designed primarily as a contribution to the area of compu­ tational phonology. However, it addresses issues which are relevant within the disciplines of general linguistics, computational linguistics and, in particular, speech technology, in providing a detailed declarative, computationally inter­ preted linguistic model for application in spoken language processing. Time Map Phonology is a novel, constraint-based approach based on a two-stage temporal interpretation of phonological categories as events.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Parsing - cognition - knowledge - knowledge representation - language - natural language - natural language processing - speech recognition

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Linguistics - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Phonology and Computation. 3. Finite State Techniques in Computational Phonology. 4. The Event Concept in Time Map Phonology. 5. Phonotactic Descriptions and Their Representation. 6. Excursus: Constraint-Based Segmental Phonological Parsing. 7. Constraint-Based Phonological Parsing: An Event-Based Approach. 8. SILPA. 9. Evaluation. 10. Conclusion. Appendix A: SAMPA Phonetic Alphabet for German. Appendix B: The Chomsky Hierarchy. Appendix C: Event-Based Phonotactic Network for German. Bibliography. Index.

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