Global-scale phylogenetic linguistic inference from lexical resources

  title={Global-scale phylogenetic linguistic inference from lexical resources},
  author={Gerhard J{\"a}ger},
  booktitle={Scientific data},
Automatic phylogenetic inference plays an increasingly important role in computational historical linguistics. Most pertinent work is currently based on expert cognate judgments. This limits the scope of this approach to a small number of well-studied language families. We used machine learning techniques to compile data suitable for phylogenetic inference from the ASJP database, a collection of almost 7,000 phonetically transcribed word lists over 40 concepts, covering two thirds of the extant… CONTINUE READING


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