ERIC Number: ED047290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Truby, H. M.
In order to effect the unambiguous identification of particular members of sets of homonyms--homophones or homographs as the case might be--during the automated conversation of written language to spoken language and/or vice versa, additional linguistic information must become available regarding the primary thought-to-physical-manifestation transfer. The homoneme distinguishes among homonyms as does the phoneme among the members of a commutation set. The "existence" of the homoneme is proposed and discussed. Working definitions of certain relevant terms are offered, as well as a statement and demonstration of the problem(s). (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: Acoustic Phonetics, Computational Linguistics, Distinctive Features (Language), Machine Translation, Morphology (Languages), Orthographic Symbols, Phonemes, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sound Spectrographs, Speech Communication, Structural Analysis, Written Language
Author, Language and Linguistics Research Laboratory, University of Miami, Box 8085, Coral Gables, Florida 33124
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Business Machines Corp., San Jose, CA.
Identifiers: Homographs; Homonemes; Homonyms; Homophones
Note: Reissue of prepublication paper. Appeared in "Word" v22, n2-3 1966