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ym2ym.txt
ym2ym_om.txt
ym2ym_yw_om.txt
ym2om_absement.zip
ym2ym_absement.zip
ym2ym_om_absement.zip
ym2ym_yw_absement.zip
ym2ym_yw_om_absement.zip
ym2yw_absement.zip
ym2yw_om_absement.zip
ym2yw.txt
ym2om.txt
ym2ym_yw.txt
ym2yw_om.txt
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Acoustic absement files

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • These files contain acoustic absement and acoustic distinctiveness calculations for the words in the Massive Auditory Lexical Decision database. These files accompany the "Using acoustic distance and acoustic absement to quantify lexical competition" article in the Journal of The Acoustical Society of America. The article can be found at https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0009584, and we request that anyone who uses this data set in their publications cite that article.

    The files are named to describe the comparisons that were made; "ym" means "young man", "yw" means "young woman", and "om" means "older man". The speakers on the right of the "2" are the speakers that formed the template the young man's speech was compared to.

    The absement comparisons are contained in each of the corresponding zip files. They take the form of matrices indexed by a given word pair, and each cell of the matrix contains the relevant comparison. These matrices are large because there are 26005^2 comparisons present. They are symmetric and could be read in as symmetric matrices in appropriate programming environments to save resources if desired. As a form of data compression to prevent the files from being even larger than they are, the absement values were rounded to 4 decimal points. This should not significantly affect a study using these values, but it does mean that the exact acoustic distinctiveness values also included in this repository cannot be completely recalculated using the provided absement values. Anyone who requires in more precise absement values should employ the methods in the associated paper.

  • Date created
    2021-01-01
  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Type of Item
    Research Material
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-mekk-5635
  • License
    Attribution 4.0 International