Results' limits - Languages similarity or genetic relatedness?

Irish origins
Posted by: Xotiquwon Oct. 30, 2020, 18:14
Does the percentage that this tool generates measure similarity apart from possible genetic relatedness?
Posted by: Vincent on Oct. 30, 2020, 18:27
Basically, the system targets a measure which at least correlates with genetic relatedness. If loanwords from another language are included (should be excluded), the results get biased.
There is also important remarks:
- The results are approximations
- The results have a certain variance.
So be cautious with the interpretation.
By the way, we have just published a paper which explains more about this - you can find it here -> Our paper
Best regards