A Kernel Independence Test for Geographical Language Variation

@article{Nguyen2017AKI,
  title={A Kernel Independence Test for Geographical Language Variation},
  author={Dong Nguyen and Jacob Eisenstein},
  journal={Computational Linguistics},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={567-592}
}
  • Dong Nguyen, Jacob Eisenstein
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Quantifying the degree of spatial dependence for linguistic variables is a key task for analyzing dialectal variation. However, existing approaches have important drawbacks. First, they are based on parametric models of dependence, which limits their power in cases where the underlying parametric assumptions are violated. Second, they are not applicable to all types of linguistic data: Some approaches apply only to frequencies, others to boolean indicators of whether a linguistic variable is… CONTINUE READING
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