Paper: A New Algorithm For The Alignment Of Phonetic Sequences

ACL ID A00-2038
Title A New Algorithm For The Alignment Of Phonetic Sequences
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

Alignment of phonetic sequences is a necessary step in many applications in computational phonol- ogy. After discussing various approaches to pho- netic alignment, I present a new algorithm that com- bines a number of techniques developed for se- quence comparison with a scoring scheme for com- puting phonetic similarity on the basis of multival- ued features. The algorithm performs better on cog- nate alignment, in terms of accuracy and efficiency, than other algorithms reported in the literature.