Steven Bird, Jeffrey Heinz

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Phonology is the systematic study of the sounds used in language, their internal structure, and their composition into syllables, words, and phrases. Computational phonology is the application of formal and computational techniques to the representation and processing of phonological information. This chapter presents the fundamentals of phonology along with an overview of computational phonology. Fundamentals discussed include phonological features, phonemes, early generative grammar, autosegmental phonology, syllable structure, and optimality theory. Finite-state machines, attribute-value matrices, computational learning methods, and existing software toolkits round out the discussion on comptuational phonology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics
EditorsRuslan Mitkov
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191749643
ISBN (Print)9780199573691
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2022

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NameOxford Handbooks


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