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The Buckeye corpus of conversational speech: labeling conventions and a test of transcriber reliability
This paper describes the Buckeye corpus of spontaneous American English speech, a 307,000-word corpus containing the speech of 40 talkers from central Ohio, USA. Expand
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Applying Occam’s razor in modeling cognition: A Bayesian approach
In mathematical modeling of cognition, it is important to have well-justified criteria for choosing among differing explanations (i.e., models) of observed data. This paper introduces a BayesianExpand
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Advances in Minimum Description Length: Theory and Applications
The Minimum Descriptive Length principle, a powerful method of inductive inference, holds that the best explanation, given a limited set of observed data, is the one that permits the greatest compression of the data. Expand
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Toward a method of selecting among computational models of cognition.
The question of how one should decide among competing explanations of data is at the heart of the scientific enterprise. Computational models of cognition are increasingly being advanced asExpand
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When a good fit can be bad
  • M. Pitt, I. Myung
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 October 2002
How should we select among computational models of cognition? Although it is commonplace to measure how well each model fits the data, this is insufficient. Good fits can be misleading because theyExpand
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Altering Context Speech Rate Can Cause Words to Appear or Disappear
Speech is produced over time, and this makes sensitivity to timing between speech events crucial for understanding language. Two experiments investigated whether perception of function words (e.g.,Expand
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The use of rhythm in attending to speech.
Three experiments examined attentional allocation during speech processing to determine whether listeners capitalize on the rhythmic nature of speech and attend more closely to stressed than toExpand
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A study of regressive place assimilation in spontaneous speech and its implications for spoken word recognition.
  • L. Dilley, M. Pitt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 26 September 2007
Regressive place assimilation is a form of pronunciation variation in which a word-final alveolar sound takes the place of articulation of a following labial or velar sound, as when green boat isExpand
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Is Compensation for Coarticulation Mediated by the Lexicon
Ambiguous stops between /t/ and /k/ tend to be heard as /k/ after /s/-final words and as /t/ after /∫/-final words. Elman and McClelland (1988,Journal of Memory and Language,27,143–165) obtained thisExpand
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Adaptive Design Optimization: A Mutual Information-Based Approach to Model Discrimination in Cognitive Science
We use a utility function based on mutual information and give three intuitive interpretations of the utility function in terms of Bayesian posterior estimates. Expand
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