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Is IPA machine-readable?

IPA is machine readable now, because the IPA characters are all in Unicode, the standard character set of today. At the time when SAMPA was created, character sets were either 7 bit (ASCII) or 8 bit (...
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Is IPA machine-readable?

I will assume that "machine readable" means that you want a computer to be able to scan/photograph the text and read it with a high degree of accuracy and furthermore the information should be able to ...
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Is there a tool for conversion of IPA into X-Sampa?

http://tools.lgm.cl/xsampa.html This tool allows for two-way conversion between IPA and X-SAMPA.
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How to Transcribe R-colored Vowels (ɝ, ɚ, ɑ˞,ɔ˞) in X-SAMPA?

That isn't the claim behind the rhotic-hook diacritic. It means that the vowel has the characteristics of the main vowel symbol, but with some kind of r-like raising of the tongue during its ...
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Network of Phonological Relationships

To preface: "similarity" depends on the listener, as well as on the sound itself. Categorical perception is a powerful force. To a native English speaker aspiration is almost imperceptible, while /s/ ...
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How do I represent SAMPA glottal stops in IPA?

The IPA character for a glottal stop is ʔ, hence the use of ? in X-SAMPA: it looks fairly similar to the IPA letter. (Though historically, the IPA one is derived from a right half-circle, which is ...
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Dollar sign in X-SAMPA

X-SAMPA aims to use the same symbols as IPA whenever they are available. Thus, the symbol for a syllable break is simply ., just like in IPA. I don't believe $ means anything in the actual standard, ...
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Network of Phonological Relationships

I think I have a bit better handle on what you're looking for. At a linguistic level, each segment is representable as an integer where the nth bit is the + or - specification of the nth feature. The ...
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