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Finding phonetic similarity of names in different languages

A disclaimer is required, that linguistic reality is different from what your spelling-to-IPA guide gives you, so you could spend forever in disputes over the phonetic outputs of Somali, Quechua, ...
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The sequence of parts of speech in English

Each of those ordered is allowed under the rules of English. Some examples: noun-noun I gave the child money. noun-pronoun I gave the child his money. noun-verb The child gave me a goat noun-adverb He ...
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How to Solve NACLO problem on Old Persian Cuneiform?

First, note that there's one word that's a subset of another word: baga is part of Bagadāta. So start by looking for one word that's entirely contained within another. This points to 21 and 13; since ...
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Word form for Number in Ancient Obscure Language

Peina-bumfit is 17 - These are all corruptions of older Brythonic languages once spoken throughout England. Peina is "2", Bumfit is "15", so essentially, '15 and 2'. The older ...
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Comparing Text Translations by Conducting Corpus Analysis

In part it depends on what you mean by "corpus analysis". However, if you only look at the texts, it is impossible to determine whether the A→B mapping was influenced by the A→C mapping, or ...
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What's the opposite of semantic parsing?

(Natural) Language Generation. Although not an opposite of specifically semantic parsing, because a good NLG needs more than just expressing the semantic...
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Characterizing the "tonality" or the tone of a language

In terms of subjectively labeling a language as "stacatto", "lilting", "drawn-out" or whatever, you would have to exclude some languages because they have pre-existing ...
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Computational models of language acquisition

Well, in the 10 years since this question was posed, a lot happened. Neural networks became the main approach to language models and machine translation, the tasks that best represent language ...
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Word form for Number in Ancient Obscure Language

Although there is already an accepted answer, I will give some more clues on how to decode this kind of riddle. Decoding without resorting to linguistic background information There are single ...
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How do I select rules from Grammatical Framework and build sentences with them?

This is a partial answer: http://www.grammaticalframework.org/lib/doc/synopsis/#toc127 The “hierarchical view” tree diagram shows the “constructors” of various categories. So you can see the highest ...
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How do I select rules from Grammatical Framework and build sentences with them?

Looks like one potential solution would be to create grammars that are subsets of the full grammar. A level 1 grammar, a level 2 grammar, etc. This could be done completely within GF and in Python you ...
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Finding phonetic similarity of names in different languages

I've been wanting to do something similar myself. I don't have an “ideal” solution yet, but feel free to use any of my ideas thus far. Phoneme similarity function You'll need to define some function ...
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How to extract Subject-Verb-Object from a sentence?

You’re looking for a parser. The most popular parser these days is probably spaCy. It’s in Python and supports more languages than the library from Stanford.
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Lexical Distance, is there a table?

Except of the prof. Tyshchenko lexical distance map there are lexical similarity tables of Indoeuropean languages families by the outstanding American linguist Isidore Dyen https://books.google.com.ua/...
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Convert audio recording of word to IPA representation

When someone says something is not possible, it should be implicitly considered that it wasn't possible at the time the answer was written. It is now possible to transcribe audio clips to IPA but it ...

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