Improving Syllabification Models With Phonotactic Knowledge

  title={Improving Syllabification Models With Phonotactic Knowledge},
  author={Karin Muller},
We report on a series of experiments with probabilistic context-free grammars predicting English and German syllable structure. The treebank-trained grammars are evaluated on a syllabification task. The grammar used by Müller (2002) serves as point of comparison. As she evaluates the grammar only for German, we reimplement the grammar and experiment with additional phonotactic features. Using bi-grams within the syllable, we can model the dependency from the previous consonant in the onset and… CONTINUE READING

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