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Title:Computing phonological generalization over real speech exemplars
Authors:Robert Kirchner
Comment:Roger K. Moore, second author
Abstract:We present an Exemplar-Theoretic confidence-sensitive dynamic programming model of speech production, PEBLS (Phonological Exemplar-Based Learning System), and test it with real acoustic speech signals. We focus on the computational problem of how to generate an output that generalizes over a collection of unique, variable-length signals, without resorting to a priori phonological units such as phones or syllables. We show that PEBLS displays pattern-entrenchment behaviour, central to Exemplar Theory's account of phonologization.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1