An Optimality Theoretic Approach to the Feature Model for Speech Understanding

  • Kim, Kee-Ho (Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Korea University)
  • Published : 1997.11.01


This paper shows how a distinctive feature model can effectively be implemented into speech understanding within the framework of the Optimality Theory(OT); i.e., to show how distinctive features can optimally be extracted from given speech signals, and how segments can be chosen as the optimal ones among plausible candidates. This paper will also show how the sequence of segments can successfully be matched with optimal words in a lexicon.