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Publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 2012

Improving phonetic alignment by handling secondary sequence structures

List, Johann-Mattis;
Open Access
Published: 06 Aug 2012
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Country: France

In traditional alignment analyses, sequences are only compared with regard to their primary structure. Here, the term primary structure refers to the order order of segments, whereby segments are understood as the smallest units of a sequence which directly correspond to the characters of the alphabet from which the sequence is drawn. Apart from the primary structure, sequences can, however, also have a secondary structure. Apart from segmentizing sequences into their primary units, one can further segmentize them into larger units of subsequences consisting of one or more primary segments. A secondary segmentation which is very common in linguistics is, e.g., the segmentation of words into syllables apart from the primary segmentation of words into phonemes. In the paper, a novel algorithm is presented which aligns phonetic sequences both with respect to their primary and their secondary structure.


secondary sequence structures, historical linguistics, phonetic alignment, sequence alignment, Needleman-Wunsch algorithm, [SHS.LANGUE] Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics, [SHS.LANGUE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics, computational linguistics

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