Dialectology for computational linguists

John Nerbonne, Wilbert Heeringa, Jelena Prokic, Martijn Wieling

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an overview of computational work in dialectology. We
    have published similar surveys in the not-too-distant past (Heeringa and Prokic,
    2018; Wieling and Nerbonne, 2015), but these were aimed at dialectologists and
    general linguists, respectively. This article is aimed at computational linguists,
    so that we will focus less on the nuts and bolts of exploiting the computer in
    research on dialects (which is documented in the articles we cite) and more on
    background assumptions and emerging issues and opportunities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSimilar languages, varieties, and dialects
    Subtitle of host publicationA computational perspective
    EditorsMarcos Zampieri, Preslav Nakov
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Chapter5
    Pages96-118
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)9781108565080
    ISBN (Print)9781108429351
    Publication statusPublished - Sep-2021

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Natural Language Processing
    PublisherCambridge University Press

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