Measuring Encoding Efficiency in Swedish and English Language Learner Speech Production

Gintarė Grigonytė, Gerold Schneider


We use n-gram language models to investigate how far language approximates an optimal code for human communication in terms of Information Theory [1], and what differences there are between Learner proficiency levels. Although the language of lower level learners is simpler, it is less optimal in terms of information theory, and as a consequence more difficult to process.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-337

Cite as: Grigonytė, G., Schneider, G. (2017) Measuring Encoding Efficiency in Swedish and English Language Learner Speech Production. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 1779-1783, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-337.


@inproceedings{Grigonytė2017,
  author={Gintarė Grigonytė and Gerold Schneider},
  title={Measuring Encoding Efficiency in Swedish and English Language Learner Speech Production},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={1779--1783},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2017-337},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2017-337}
}