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Studies in computational historical linguistics: Models and analyses


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Title: Studies in computational historical linguistics: Models and analyses
Authors: Rama, Taraka
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Swedish ; Institutionen för svenska språket
Date of Defence: 2015-11-13
Disputation: 13 november 2015 kl. 13.15 i Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Data linguistica
27
Keywords: Automatic language classification, calibration dates, cognate identification, com- putational historical linguistics, internal classification, language families, n-grams, skip-grams, string similarity measures, typological data, word lists.
Abstract: Computational analysis of historical and typological data has made great progress in the last fifteen years. In this thesis, I work with vocabulary lists for addressing some classical problems in historical linguistics such as cognate identification, discriminating related languages from unrelated languages, assigning possible dates to splits in a language family, and providing an internal structure to a language family. I compare the internal structure inferred from vocabulary lists with the f... more
ISBN: 978-91-87850-58-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40571
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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