A Deep Generative Model of Vowel Formant Typology
NAACL-HLT, pp. 37-46, 2018.
What makes some types of languages more probable than others? For instance, we know that almost all spoken languages contain the vowel phoneme /i/; why should that be? The field of linguistic typology seeks to answer these questions and, thereby, divine the mechanisms that underlie human language. In our work, we tackle the problem of vow...More
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