Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Exemplar Theory in Language and Speech Science

Seminar: Computerlinguistik/Phonetik, M.Sc.

Leitung: Bernd Möbius
Ort: C72, Raum 5.09
Zeit: Wed 16-18
Beginn: 27.04.2016
Geeignet für: M.Sc.

Exemplar Theory assumes that speech perception and production are closely linked to each other in a perception-production loop. All percepts of speech events are stored in memory as exemplars in a perceptual space. This space can be represented as a cognitive map comprising many dimensions, which encode the phonetic and phonological properties of the exemplars. Perceived realizations of speech events form clouds of exemplars on the map. These exemplar clouds represent the categories of a given language. Within each category the distribution of exemplars indicates the range of variation of the parameters which characterize the respective category. Exemplar models have been proposed for areas of (computational) linguistics other than phonetics, especially syntax, and this seminar will address such models as well.

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