Factoring lexical and phonetic phylogenetic characters from word lists

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dc.contributor.author Jäger, Gerhard
dc.contributor.author List, Johann-Mattis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-21T07:14:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-21T07:14:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.other 453550142 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/67205
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-672054 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8625
dc.description.abstract Computational historical linguistics is a young and new field. Among it’s major challenge is the collection and preparation of suitable data resources. Here we present an approach that takes lexical data taken from a large collection of publicly available wordlists as input and infers automatic assessments regarding the cognacy of words and sounds. We illustrate the workflow and test it by comparing the results obtained from the computation of Maximum Likelihood trees with those provided by experts. The results show that our workflow still lags behind simpler approaches which analyze the data within a distance-based framework. However, since distance-based analyses bear a blackbox character, not allowing for a rigorous check of the individual decisions which lead to a certain classification proposal, we think that our experiments are an important contribution towards the establishment of more transparent methods in quantitative historical linguistics. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.title Factoring lexical and phonetic phylogenetic characters from word lists en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal proceed6th-theo-lingustics de_DE


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