alineR: Alignment of Phonetic Sequences Using the 'ALINE' Algorithm

Functions are provided to calculate the 'ALINE' Distance between words as per (Kondrak 2000) and (Downey, Hallmark, Cox, Norquest, & Lansing, 2008, <doi:10.1080/09296170802326681>). The score is based on phonetic features represented using the Unicode-compliant International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Parameterized features weights are used to determine the optimal alignment and functions are provided to estimate optimum values using a genetic algorithm and supervised learning. See (Downey, Sun, and Norquest 2017, <>.

Version: 1.1.4
Published: 2017-09-14
Author: Sean Downey [aut, cre], Guowei Sun [aut], Greg Kondrak [cph] (Copyright holder of original ALINE algorithm C++ source code included in package.)
Maintainer: Sean Downey <sean at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: alineR citation info
In views: NaturalLanguageProcessing
CRAN checks: alineR results


Reference manual: alineR.pdf
Package source: alineR_1.1.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-gcc8:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: alineR_1.1.4.tgz, r-oldrel: alineR_1.1.4.tgz
Old sources: alineR archive


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