The effect of phoneme distribution on perceptual similarity in English

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Title: The effect of phoneme distribution on perceptual similarity in English
Authors: O'Neill, E. (Emma)Carson-Berndsen, Julie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11508
Date: 19-Sep-2019
Online since: 2020-08-27T11:48:06Z
Abstract: This paper investigates the extent to which native speaker perceptions regarding the similarity between phonemes of English are influenced by their distributional properties. A similarity hierarchy model based on the distribution of consonantal phonemes in the English language was generated by creating phoneme-embeddings from contextual information. We compare this to similarity models based on phonological feature theory and on native speaker perception. Characteristics of the perception-based model are shown to appear in the distribution-based model whilst not being captured by the feature-based model. This not only provides evidence of similarity perceptions being influenced by distributional properties but is an argument for incorporating distributional information alongside phonological features when modelling perceptual similarity.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ISCA
Copyright (published version): 2019 ISCA
Keywords: PhonologyPhenome similarityDistributionPerception
DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3042
Other versions: https://www.interspeech2019.org/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: The 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2019): Crossroads of Speech and Language
Conference Details: The 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2019), Graz, Austria, 15-19 September 2019
ISBN: 9781615676927
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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