Peter Kleiweg

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Gabmap is a web application aimed especially to facilitate explorations in quantitative dialectology – or dialectometry – by enabling researchers in dialectology to conduct computer-supported explorations and calculations even if they have relatively little computational expertise. Gabmap creates various views of dialect data, from histograms of characters(More)
We examine various string distance measures for suitability in modeling dialect distance, especially its perception. We find measures superior which do not normalize for word length, but which are are sensitive to order. We likewise find evidence for the superiority of measures which incorporate a sensitivity to phonological context, realized in the form of(More)
Dialectometry measures the differences between dialects in ways which may involve many independently varying parameters which must be specified in combination in order to arrive at measures of difference. The existence of many parameters of measurement and possible interaction introduces the problem of how to choose parameter values and combinations of them(More)
Dialectometry produces aggregate distance matrices in which a distance is specified for each pair of sites. By projecting groups obtained by clustering onto geography one compares results with traditional dialectology, which produced maps partitioned into implicitly non-overlapping dialect areas. The importance of dialect areas has been challenged by(More)
We discuss experiments with neural networks being trained in a phonotactic processing task. A recurrent network not only learns to predict the next letter given a partial processed word, but also learns to represent the letters in a manner meaningful to the processing task. To this end, we use Miikkulainen’s (1993) FGREP, augmented with an algorithm we call(More)
David Sankoff and Joseph Kruskal’s Time Warps, String Edits and Macromolecules: The Theory and Practice of Sequence Comparison (hereafter Time Warps) is a young (1983) classic which has inspired developments in computer science, pure and applied linguistics, computational biology, and even music and ethnology. CSLI Publications deserves the appreciation of(More)