Corpus ID: 10551180

A joint model of word segmentation and phonological variation for English word-final /t/-deletion

  title={A joint model of word segmentation and phonological variation for English word-final /t/-deletion},
  author={Benjamin B{\"o}rschinger and Mark Johnson and K. Demuth},
  • Benjamin Börschinger, Mark Johnson, K. Demuth
  • Published in ACL 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Word-final /t/-deletion refers to a common phenomenon in spoken English where words such as /wEst/ “west” are pronounced as [wEs] “wes” in certain contexts. Phonological variation like this is common in naturally occurring speech. Current computational models of unsupervised word segmentation usually assume idealized input that is devoid of these kinds of variation. We extend a non-parametric model of word segmentation by adding phonological rules that map from underlying forms to surface forms… CONTINUE READING
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