cognate detection

Cognition-aware Cognate Detection

Automatic detection of cognates helps downstream NLP tasks of Machine Translation, Cross-lingual Information Retrieval, Computational Phylogenetics and Cross-lingual Named Entity Recognition. Previous approaches for the task of cognate detection use …

Harnessing Cross-lingual Features to Improve Cognate Detection for Low-resource Languages

Cognates are variants of the same lexical form across different languages; for example 'fonema' in Spanish and 'phoneme' in English are cognates, both of which mean 'a unit of sound'. The task of automatic detection of cognates among any two …

Investigations into the use of Distributed Semantics for Cognate Detection and Computational Phylogenetics

In this talk, I present my primary PhD contributions where different embeddings aid in the tasks of cognate detection, and computational phylogenetics. A set of unpublished results which show that cognates, indeed, help in the downstream task of …

Challenge Datasets of Cognate and False Friend Pairs for Indian Languages

Cognates are present in multiple variants of the same text across different languages (e.g., hund in German and hound in English language mean dog). They pose a challenge to various Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications such as Machine …

"Keep Your Dimensions on a Leash": True Cognate Detection using Siamese Deep Neural Networks

Automatic Cognate Detection helps NLP tasks of Machine Translation, Information Retrieval, and Phylogenetics. Cognate words are defined as word pairs across languages which exhibit partial or full lexical similarity and mean the same (e.g., …

Utilizing Wordnets for Cognate Detection among Indian Languages

Automatic Cognate Detection (ACD) is a challenging task which has been utilized to help NLP applications like Machine Translation, Information Retrieval and Computational Phylogenetics. Unidentified cognate pairs can pose a challenge to these …

Cognate Identification to improve Phylogenetic trees for Indian Languages