Paper: A Rule Induction Approach To Modeling Regional Pronunciation Variation

ACL ID C00-1048
Title A Rule Induction Approach To Modeling Regional Pronunciation Variation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This 1)~q)er descril)es the use of rule indue- tion techniques fi)r the mli;omatic exl;ra(:l;ion of l)honemic knowledge mM rules fl'om pairs of l:,romm(:intion lexi(:a. This (:xtra(:ted knowl- edge allows the ndat)tntion of sl)ee(:h pro(:ess- ing systelns tO regional vm'iants of a language. As a case sl;u(ty, we apply the approach to Northern Dutch and Flemish (the wtriant of Dutch spoken in Flan(lers, a t)art; of Bel- gium), based Oll C(?lex and l'bnilex, promm- clarion lexi(:a tbr Norttmrn l)utch mM Fhm,- ish, r(~sl)e(:tively. In our study, we (:omt)ar(~ l;wo rule ilMu(:tion techniques, franslbrmation- B;tsed Error-l)riven Learning ('I'I/E])I,) (Brill, 1995) mM C5.0 (Quinl~m, 1993), and (,valu- ate the extr~tct(xl knowh;dge quanl:it~l;ively (a(:- (:ura.cy) mM qualitatively (linguistic r(...