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DeepFon

Key objectives

  • Creating a computational model of phonetic, phonological and morphological production, comprehension, acquisition and historical development.
  • The model should entertain multiple levels of representation, probably closer to 20 than to 5.
  • The model should be bidirectional, i.e. the same connections should handle production as well as comprehension.
  • In the model, phonological and morphological entities should be emergent rather than innately given.
  • Once the model works for phonology and morphology, it can generalize to syntax and semantics, thereby providing a new perspective on language as a whole.

Events

  • The DeepFon people can join the BiPhon meeting, every third Friday at 14:00 or 15:00. This meeting is open to other phoneticians and phonologists, as well as to other ACLC and ILLC members interested in computational language emergence.

Members

Paul Boersma (coordinator), Golshid Shekoufandeh, Titia Benders, Dirk Jan Vet (engineer), Marianne de Heer Kloots, Charlotte Pouw, Martijn Kingma, David Weenink, and various thesis and tutorial students, both BA and MA.

Website

https://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/paul/