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Estimation of algorithms for variable length Markov chains

Grant number: 05/03434-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2006
Effective date (End): February 29, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Probability and Statistics - Applied Probability and Statistics
Principal Investigator:Nancy Lopes Garcia
Grantee:David Henriques da Matta
Host Institution: Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica (IMECC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The objective of this project is the construction of alternative methods for the Algorithm of Context commonly used to estimate the context function for Variable Length Markov Chains. We will apply these alternative methods for modern texts of Brazilian and European Portuguese authors. These texts had been codified according to whether its syllables are beginnings of prosodic words and if they were stressed or not. Applying the Context Algorithm to these texts we verify that the sample was not large enough to discriminate between the languages. Alternative methods of estimation are necessary.

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MATTA, David Henriques da. Estimation of algorithms for variable length Markov chains: applications in the detection of rhythm in written texts. 2008. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica Campinas, SP.

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