Alignment of Phonetic Sequences Using the 'ALINE' Algorithm

Functions are provided to calculate the 'ALINE' Distance between words as per (Kondrak 2000) and (Downey, Hallmark, Cox, Norquest, & Lansing, 2008, ). The score is based on phonetic features represented using the Unicode-compliant International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Parameterized features weights are used to determine the optimal alignment and functions are provided to estimate optimum values using a genetic algorithm and supervised learning. See (Downey, Sun, and Norquest 2017, < https://journal.r-project.org/archive/2017/RJ-2017-005/index.html>.


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install.packages("alineR")

1.1.4 by Sean Downey, 3 years ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/alineR


Authors: Sean Downey [aut, cre] , Guowei Sun [aut] , Greg Kondrak [cph] (Copyright holder of original ALINE algorithm C++ source code included in package.)


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