Bayesian word segmentation 1 Running head : BAYESIAN WORD SEGMENTATION A Bayesian Framework for Word Segmentation : Exploring the Effects of Context

Since the experiments of Saffran, Aslin, and Newport (1996), there has been a great deal of interest in the question of how statistical regularities in the speech stream might be used by infants to begin to identify individual words. In this work, we use computational modeling to explore the effects of different assumptions the learner might make regarding… (More)