Entropies and Average Mutual Informations for a 'Choseong,' a 'Jungseong,' and a 'Jongseong' in Multi-Syllable Korean Words

Jae Hong LEE  Chaehag YI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A   No.1   pp.137-141
Publication Date: 1995/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Theory and Coding Theory
Keyword: 
entropy,  average mutual information,  Korean words,  syllable location,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we compute entropies and average mutual informations for a 'choseong,' a 'jungseong,' and a 'jongseong' in multi-syllable Korean words. In these computations, we consider the property that each Korean syllable is divided into a 'choseong,' a 'jungseong,' and a 'jongseong' which are a consonant, a vowel, and a consonant, respectively, without exception. We compute entropies and average mutual informations for a 'choseong,' a 'jungseong,' and a 'jongseong' from the cumulative frequency of Korean syllables with respect to word length and syllable location in a word. We compute average mutual informations for a syllable and for a 'choseong,' a 'jungseong,' and a 'jongseong' between the two adjacent syllables in a word. The correlation between the two adjacent syllables in a word is not large on the average.