American Journal of Applied Sciences

Network Topological Property of English Dialects Similarity: A Robust Filter Approach

Maman Abdurachman Djauhari and Gan Siew Lee

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2013.646.653

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 7

Pages 646-653

Abstract

We show that the common approach to use of Minimum Spanning Tree (MST) to filter the information contained in a complex system of English dialects similarity is not robust. Later on we propose a robust filter based on the forest of all possible MSTs. To illustrate the advantages of this filter, Morgan’s data on English dialects similarity is analyzed and promising results are reported.

Copyright

© 2013 Maman Abdurachman Djauhari and Gan Siew Lee. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.