Comparative Evaluation of String Similarity Measures for Automatic Language Classification

@inproceedings{Rama2015ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative Evaluation of String Similarity Measures for Automatic Language Classification},
  author={Taraka Rama and Lars Borin},
  booktitle={Sequences in Language and Text},
  year={2015}
}
Historical linguistics, the oldest branch of modern linguistics, deals with language-relatedness and language change across space and time. Historical linguists apply the widely-tested comparative method [Durie and Ross, 1996] to establish relationships between languages to posit a language family and to reconstruct the proto-language for a language family. Although historical linguistics has parallel origins with biology [Atkinson and Gray, 2005], unlike the biologists, mainstream historical… CONTINUE READING

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