Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

Inferring Plausible Laws/Patterns II: UNIVAUTO and Implicational Phonological Universals

Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

Vladimir Pericliev [+-]
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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Vladimir Pericliev is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics & Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, with over 60 publications in general and computational linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and philosophy of science.

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In this chapter is described the computational exploration of the UPSID database, comprising the segment inventories of 451 languages, for implicational universals of type A → B (“If Segment A, then Segment B”). UNIVAUTO found and verbalized 146 statistically significant (near) universals that are supported by languages from at least two language families from at least two geographical areas. Some implications of these findings are discussed.

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Pericliev, Vladimir . Inferring Plausible Laws/Patterns II: UNIVAUTO and Implicational Phonological Universals. Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 187-230 Jan 2010. ISBN 9781845536602. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25584. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25584. Jan 2010

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