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itsadug: Interpreting Time Series and Autocorrelated Data Using GAMMs
This package includes functions for the evaluation of GAMM models and interpreting of GAMMs, a nonlinear regression analysis which is particularly useful for time course data such as EEG, pupil dila-tion, gaze data (eye tracking), and articulography recordings.
Measuring foreign accent strength in English : Validating Levenshtein distance as a measure
The results indicate that the Levenshtein distance is a valid native-likeness measurement, as it correlates strongly with the average "native-like" judgments given by more than 1000 native American English raters.
Inducing a measure of phonetic similarity from pronunciation variation
Investigating dialectal differences using articulography
A Cognitively Grounded Measure of Pronunciation Distance
- Martijn Wieling, J. Nerbonne, Jelke Bloem, Charlotte Gooskens, W. Heeringa, R. Baayen
- Linguistics, PsychologyPloS one
- 1 November 2013
In this study, pronunciation distances based on naive discriminative learning (NDL) are developed and validated by comparing them to a large set of native-likeness ratings given by native American English speakers when presented with accented English speech.
Squib: Reproducibility in Computational Linguistics: Are We Willing to Share?
The findings show that even though the situation appears to have improved comparing 2016 to 2016, empiricism in computational linguistics still largely remains a matter of faith, Nevertheless, the future is somewhat optimistic about the future.
Evaluating the Pairwise String Alignment of Pronunciations
This study focuses on evaluating different PSA methods at the alignment level instead of via the distances it induces, and shows specific qualitative differences in the (mis)alignments of the different algorithms.
Multiple Sequence Alignments in Linguistics
The results show that the alignments produced by ALPHAMALIG correspond well with the gold standard alignments, making this algorithm suitable for the automatic generation of multiple string alignments.
Advances in Dialectometry
Dialectometry applies computational and statistical analyses within dialectology, making work more easily replicable and understandable. This survey article first reviews the field briefly in order…
Automatically measuring the strength of foreign accents in English
We measure the differences between the pronunciations of native and non-native American English speakers using a modified version of the Levenshtein (or string edit) distance applied to phonetic…