An Axiomatic Approach to Speaker Preferences

Matthias Buch-Kromann

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a set of axioms that can be used to model thechoices made by speakers and hearers when pairing speech signals withmeanings in speech production and understanding. We then prove thatif these axioms are a valid characterization of speakers andhearers,then speaker and hearer preferences can always be encoded bymeansof a measurable utility. Finally, we discuss the potential ramificationsfor linguistic theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2006
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventFG-2006: The 11th Conference on Formal Grammar - Malaga, Spain
    Duration: 29 Jul 200630 Jul 2006
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    ConferenceFG-2006: The 11th Conference on Formal Grammar
    Number11
    CountrySpain
    CityMalaga
    Period29/07/200630/07/2006

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    Buch-Kromann, M. (2006). An Axiomatic Approach to Speaker Preferences. Paper presented at FG-2006: The 11th Conference on Formal Grammar, Malaga, Spain.