A role for backward transitional probabilities in word segmentation?

@article{Perruchet2008ARF,
  title={A role for backward transitional probabilities in word segmentation?},
  author={P. Perruchet and St{\'e}phane Desaulty},
  journal={Memory & Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={1299-1305}
}
  • P. Perruchet, Stéphane Desaulty
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Memory & Cognition
  • A number of studies have shown that people exploit transitional probabilities between successive syllables to segment a stream of artificial continuous speech into words. It is often assumed that what is actually exploited are the forward transitional probabilities (given XY, the probability that X will be followed by Y ), even though the backward transitional probabilities (the probability that Y has been preceded by X) were equally informative about word structure in the languages involved in… CONTINUE READING

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