BYU

Abstract by Ben Bay

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Presenter's Name

Ben Bay

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

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Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Dan Ventura

Title

Dynamically Scoring Rhymes with Phonetic Features and Sequence Alignment

Abstract

We present a formalized rhyme function for machine approximation of human
rhyme. Words are represented as sequences of phonemic features that
facilitate the use of alignment mechanisms to compute different types of
phonemic similarities between words. The rhyme function computes a weighted
hierarchical combination of these similarities, with the weights determined
using an evolutionary approach. We present empirical and qualitative
analyses that demonstrate the rhyme function's ability to successfully
detect rhyme, and we briefly discuss the model's linguistic basis and its
resulting generality.